POLS5505 Regulation and Governance

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of regulation and governance, with the differing approaches to understanding how and why the role of governments has changed in recent decades situated in analysis of a range of cases from across the globe. The unit examines the increasing diversity of new modes of governance including those informed by social psychology and behavioural economics, decentralisation and public private partnerships (PPPs). It provides students with a comprehensive understanding of why new modes of regulation and governance have emerged, their differing forms and their political impacts. Students critically engage with a range of cases, which may include Australia's waste and recycling crisis, the regulation of asbestos, the management of parental vaccine refusal and public private partnerships in the Australian infrastructure and service sectors.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand differing theoretical approaches to conceptualising the increasing prevalence of new modes of regulation and governance; (2) describe the form and function of differing types of new modes of regulation and governance; (3) critically evaluate debates in the media as they relate to new modes of regulation and governance, and their distributional and representational impacts; and (4) research, develop and deliver critical analyses of the emergence and function of new modes of regulation and governance.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar preparation and participation; (2) analytical assignment; and (3) research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Katie Attwell
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
undergraduate major in Political Science
or
closely related field
Contact hours
seminar classes: 20 hours
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-U-4E_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-U-5A_2019]
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