POLS5501 The Politics of Public Policy
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Honours option in Law and Society; Political Science and International Relations [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
- Honours option in Business Law [Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)]
- The capacity to effectively develop, manage and evaluate policy is an essential skill in any organisation—public, private, and not-for-profit—but how do governments and corporations make good policy? This unit seeks to develop an understanding of the key concepts, tools, and theories in the processes of public policy development and evaluation. It applies theory to practice, as a grasp of both is essential to learning public policy development and administration.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced knowledge of key concepts and theories in public policy; (2) reflect critically on the theory and professional practice of public policy; and (3) apply knowledge and skills to plan and execute a research based project.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research report; (2) policy memo; and (3) case study presentation and participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Adam Hannah
- Unit rules
- LAWS5214 Public Policy
- Contact hours
- Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively
- Taught intensively (9am-4pm) over 4 days: 23 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 3 Mar 2021
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.