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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Explain intelligence and its roles within policy and decision making
- Identify key components of intelligence policy, and the different considerations of short-term and long-term policy decisions
- Identify the challenges posed by the integration of intelligence into policy and decision making, and into government processes more generally
- Analyse and explain the challenges of coordination, prioritisation and evaluation across the intelligence community
- Critically evaluate broad social and political ramifications of intelligence-policy
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
Pre-requisite 50cp at 2000 level or above
No special requirements
This subject introduces students to the challenges of intelligence policy, with a focus on the Australian and allied national intelligence communities. Upon successful completion of the course students will understand some of the dynamics that affect intelligence policy at the national level, and the different mechanisms through which intelligence policy is shaped, formulated and implemented. Moreover, students will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of coordination, prioritisation and evaluation of the intelligence community, and of the dilemmas of and different approaches to integrating intelligence into policy and decision-making. Finally, students will understand the broad social and political ramifications of different intelligence-policy choices.
- Case study/analysis (30%)
- Intelligence report (30%)
- Active participation (15%)
- Take home examination (25%)