Governance systems are critical. In any country, this is the single most important piece of national infrastructure. Here collective purposes are distilled and collective responses are negotiated. In this arena interest group and public consent for policy change is won. Yet contemporary literatures suggest these systems are under stress. On one side, public dissatisfaction and disengagement undercuts bold (maybe any) political leadership. On the other, rhetorics around innovation, continuous improvement, place and local discretions seemingly have little impact on practice. Taking Australia’s public policy system as the prime site, this course examines these broad dilemmas. It explores three specific issues. The first involves the links between political and policy processes. In what specific ways are these activities interdependent? The second issue concerns the present condition of these intertwined processes. What are the principal systemic impediments to successful policy work? The third issue concerns future developments. What new frameworks are available to overcome these impediments? Under what conditions might they be adopted?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, you will
- Have a crisp grasp of political and policy system structures, systems, processes and dynamics
- Understand present fractures, fault lines and competing agendas
- Have explored the detail of possible frameworks covering place based governance, innovation and continuous improvement
- Have developed skills in change management
- Have built strategic skills covering policy analysis and assessment.
Learning outcome to be assessed
Preparation of 3 mini assignments
1, 2, 3,
Preparation of outline of term paper
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9248||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|