[Offered in even-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 1|
|Administered by:||School of Arts & Social Sciences|
This subject examines the context, process and problems of public policy in Australia. It does this via a framework of public policy defined as government decisions, produced by the interaction of values, interests and resources, shaped by institutions and mediated by politics. The analysis of these factors is applied to the study of a range of specific policy areas. The lecture and tutorial program covers the Australian public policy context; the role of parties, parliament and cabinet in policy formulation and several policy case studies. A seminar program examines the influence of selected organisations (including pressure groups and statutory authorities) on public policy.
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