Policy Design: Concepts and Case Studies
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- 24 Jul 2023
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On successful completion,you 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
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Admission into the Master of Public and Social Policy and 40 Credit Points at the 8000 level. NCCW POIR8000 Policy Design: Concepts and Case Studies
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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.
- Blog posts on required readings (35%)
- Scoping paper (25%)
- Policy Analysis (40%)
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