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Developing Social Policy - SOCX810

Given the rapid expansion of social policy in recent decades, and its expected growth with an ageing population, this unit introduces students to analysing social policy. It aims to bring practical and theoretical knowledge about policy formation and development together. The unit will cover general frameworks for considering social policy and the welfare state and will foster an understanding of the debates, interests and problems that will shape the future of welfare states and social policy-making. The unit will analyse wider themes through the prism of concrete issues that have been thrown up for policy makers in contemporary Australia.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Adam Stebbing



NCCW(s): SGY881, SOC810
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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