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Public Policy: Theories and Practice - POIR703

This unit provides an introduction to the Australian and international policy context, with a critical analysis of the role and influence of key institutions and actors. The unit evaluates current debates and controversies, including issues around reform and changes to the policy environment. The unit explores recent developments in the literature of policy studies, in Australia and internationally, and examines a range of theories of the policy process, including the "policy cycle" of formulation, implementation and evaluation.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Glenn Kefford

Admission to MRes Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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