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Political Economy for Social Policy and Research - SOCX865

This unit examines the interaction of economic and social forces relevant to policy and social research. It introduces students to economic concepts and forms of analysis from a range of different theoretical perspectives. It also introduces students to economic frameworks that are relevant to social policy analysis, such as macro economic policies to boost employment and the use of price competition to promote efficiency. There is no assumption of prior economic study, and the unit takes a broad and critical approach to economic analysis as it might be used in social research. Finally, the unit examines a number of contemporary debates, such as sustainability, work, gender discrimination and consumerism.

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When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Ben Spies-Butcher
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

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