Units of Study

MECO6913 - Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Alana Mann


This unit analyses the relationship between professional communication and public opinion. It focuses on theories of influence and persuasion in the context of the development of policy, and how these are reflected in the public sphere. It develops the notion of the public sphere as represented by Habermas, Fraser, Schudson and others, focusing in particular on the transformation of the public sphere in terms of postmodern public relations.


1x1000wd report (20%), 1x1000wd stakeholder position paper (20%), 1x500wd position paper presentation (10%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), participation (10%).


1x2-hr seminar/week


  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm







The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney

The following units are co-taught with other Departments