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Politics and Policy: Theory and Applications - POL820

This unit provides an introduction to the study of politics and public policy. It considers current debates around power, participation and democracy in policy making and critically analyses the role and influence of key institutions and actors. The unit evaluates current debates and controversies in policy studies, including issues around reform, governance, globalisation and changes to the policy environment. The unit explores recent theoretical developments in the literature, 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 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Glenn Kefford

Admission to MPPP or MPASR or MIntRel or MIntPubDip or MIntLawGovPP or GradDipPP or GradDipPASR or GradDipIntRel or GradDipSIA or GradCertPP or MSc in Environmental Health or MTransInterMIntRel or MIntBusMIntRel 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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