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*This unit is offered at Warrnambool in alternate years: offered 2011, 2013
|Offered at:||(B, G, W*, X)|
|Prerequisite:||At least one unit at Level 1 in the Politics and Policy Studies major, or equivalent, or with the permission of the Unit Chair|
|Incompatible with:||AIP240/340, AIP330|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
The policy decisions and activities of governments affect all aspects of the lives of citizens. At the same time, non-government actors including firms and interest groups - from the local through to the global - participate extensively in the policy process, with the boundary between public and private action contested and uncertain. This unit examines a range of important, contemporary policy issue areas such as the environment, health, welfare, employment and the economy. The aim is to provide an introduction to the tools and theories of public policy, focusing on questions of power, policy networks, intergovernmental relations, the influence of market models, and the debates over governance and the 'regulatory state'.
Exercises and two written assignments 70%, Examination 30%
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