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.
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit examines a range of issues relevant to the understanding of how policies are made in increasingly entwined national and international contexts, considering international and domestic institutions and actors. Assessment will be based on constructive and informed participation, tests on the readings and a research paper. The unit will be taught as a series of modules that may include: Select critical topics framing contemporary policy-making, such as migration flows, climate change, populism, national and global inequalities, austerity, liberalisation and digitalisation. International policy actors and institutions, contexts and modes of governance, including policy transfer processes. Policy-making in non-democracies and democratization processes. Political economy of welfare states Varieties of capitalism