• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Areas of interest Policy Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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What constitutes policy? When and why are policies made? What kinds of policies are made and how? This course lays out the framework of the policy process to facilitate understanding, evaluation, creation and reformulation of policies. It engages advocates, analysts, officers, stakeholders, and curious to establish clear arguments and stances. It also challenges each to go beyond their respective comfort zones to explore, develop, and document new skillsets for interacting with the others. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Appraise and defend policy typologies and clarify the problem of competing values in defining “good” policies or outcomes;
  2. Differentiate and evaluate policy-making models and appraise how policy outcomes are achieved under the different models.
  3. Evaluate and recommend how stakeholders may develop “bargaining chips” in the areas of technical, economic, political, or administrative in order to pursue interests and policies;
  4. Develop and create a new policy typology that engages multiple stakeholders towards “good” policies or outcomes;
  5. Develop and create a new policy-making model that engages multiple stakeholders towards “good” policies or outcomes;
  6. Evaluate and recommend experiential research-led learning associated with developing, explaining, and recommending policy typologies and policy-making models.

Indicative Assessment

1. Research-led paper on a policy area (eg., health, women’s participation, education) that differentiates and distinguishes subject content (30%) (1200-1500 words)


 2. Experiential learning through role-play (10%) and paper (40%) on how to advance a policy interest through to adoption based on interaction with different stakeholders  (total 50%)  (3000-3750 words)


 3. Final examination (20%)


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5 hours equivalent

Prescribed Texts

Key reading list provided plus specific readings for each session will be provided.


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6 units

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6.00 0.12500
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2014 $3582
2013 $3582
2012 $3582
2011 $3576
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2009 $3570
2008 $3402
2007 $3132
2006 $3084
2005 $2988
2004 $2412
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2006 $3864
2005 $3864
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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7690 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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