- Code POLS2009
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Maria Maley
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course will provide an introduction to the study of public administration and public policy. Topics to be covered include: the role and nature of governmental bureaucracy; administrative politics; theories of bureaucracy and bureaucratic behaviour; governmental failings and corruption; governments, markets and 'the community'; trends in modern government; and the policy-making process. The course will contain a blend of theory and case studies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- understand the theoretical debates about the nature of government and bureaucracy, including administrative theory and bureaucratic behaviour
- understand the development of New Public Management, its rationale and critics
- understand the history and development of the public service in Australia and its current challenges, including politicisation, accountability and corruption
- analyse case studies of policy making using a variety of policy making theories
- demonstrate advanced skills in oral and written communication, research and critical analysis
2,500 word written work (50%), a final examination (35%) and tutorial participation(15%).
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Two hours of lectures and one tutorial a week. Lectures will be recorded.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Maddison S. and Dennis R., An Introduction to Australian Public Policy, (2009) (optional)
Howlett M. and Ramesh M., Studying Public Policy - Policy Cycles and Policy Subsystems, 2nd Edition (2003).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3894||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|