Policy Making in a Global Era
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the various theoretical perspectives on the impact of globalisation on the role of the State
- Describe the policy-making process and identify points at which international factors impact on domestic policy capacity
- Explain the roles played by institutions and actors, both domestic and international, in the policy process
- Describe the various mechanisms through which policy is transferred from one jurisdiction to another
- Locate, assess and analyse relevant evidence and information related to public policy in the national and international spheres
- "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:
NCCW (pre-2020 units) INTS301, INTS303, POL306 Pre-requisite: 130cp at 1000 level or above OR (20cp in POL or POIR or POIX units at 2000 level). NCCW (2020 and onwards) POIR3060 Policy Making in a Global Era
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
The study of public policy has traditionally been focused on the nation-state, and policy-making activities at the domestic level. However, national policy-makers are increasingly focused on international policy challenges. Using a series of detailed case studies, this unit reflects critically on debates around globalisation and the state. The unit introduces students to the policy process and explores the impact of international institutions, interests and ideas on domestic policy-making. The unit examines direct and indirect, coercive and voluntary mechanisms of policy transfer, diffusion and mobility, as well as the factors that shape patterns of intergovernmental cooperation and coordination.
- Class Tests (20%)
- Participation (30%)
- Essay (50%)
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