Policy Design: Concepts and Case Studies
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- 27 Jul 2020
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, a student will be able to
- Identify, critically analyse and synthesise evidence which is relevant to policy making from a wide range of cross-disciplinary sources.
- Apply theoretical material related to public policy to a specific real-world policy problem.
- Critically consider a range of factors affecting problem definition and the development of appropriate policy solutions.
- Identify and respond to ethical, political, social, economic and cultural factors which are significant in a specific policy context.
- Communicate policy recommendations effectively and appropriately to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials
Admission into the Master of Public and Social Policy and 40 Credit Points at the 8000 level.
No special requirements
This unit requires students to draw on theoretical and discipline knowledge and use these to engage actively in a current and topical policy problem. The students will have opportunities to consult experts in a given policy area and identify relevant evidence, expert opinion and stakeholder views. Students will explore a range of problem definitions and scenarios, and consider alternative policy solutions. Students will develop and present a comprehensive and constructive policy proposal which demonstrates an awareness of ethical, political, social, economic and cultural factors which are significant in the specific policy context.
- Reflections paper (35%%)
- Scoping paper (25%%)
- Policy Analysis (40%%)
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