Public policy is about what governments do or choose not to do. This unit explores how public policy is formulated, implemented and evaluated, and what governance processes are typically followed. It also covers circumstances under which governments may choose to abstain from taking policy action. This unit examines a range of approaches to the study of public policy in both theory and practice and in the context of national and international politics, with both an Australian and comparative focus.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd Policy Assessment (25%), 1x2500wd Policy Change Proposal (45%), 1x500wd Policy Briefing Note (20%), 1x Tutorial Participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in GOVT and a minimum of 36 credit points