Units of Study

GOVT6319 - Governance and Public Policy Making

Semester 1a, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Paul Fawcett


The course is focused on two major concepts which are mobilised in the explanation of the way we are governed: 'public policy' and 'governance'. It aims to clarify what is meant by these constructs, and how they can be used in the analysis of governing. It examines the argument that 'governance' denotes a change in the way we are governed, and works through a combination of analytic development and detailed empirical cases to establish the significance of these concepts in both the analysis and the practice of governing.


1x3000wd case study (40%), group presentation (25%), 1x1hr take home exam (25%), group work participation (10%)


6x3-hr lectures-tutorials/weeks 1-6, 1x7-hr weekend class, 1x4-hr weekend class

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