- Code POGO8055
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Policy and Governance
- Areas of interest Policy Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Ian Thynne
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2019
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Public sector decision makers operate in an environment where evidence may be patchy or non-existent; there may be debate about the nature of the available evidence; there may be multiple potential decision criteria; and decisions may have a profound effect on the lives of individual citizens. Through an analysis of real life case studies, this course presents students with a series of decision-making dilemmas. Students are expected to draw on their practical experience and prior studies to identify key issues, suggest alternative courses of action and rationales for each alternative, as well as debate the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. applying relevant public policy theory to public sector decision making;
2. devising alternative courses of action, based on conceptual understanding and professional expertise, to address a range of dilemmas facing public sector decision makers;
3. identifying relevant decision making criteria;
4. choosing between different courses of action using relevant criteria; and
5. providing a convincing rationale for suggested proposals.
The course is taught on-campus via intensive delivery.
Assessment is comprised of two 1500 word responses to set case studies (30% each) and one 2500 final project (40%) which draws on the students practical experience.
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Class contact time: Six days 9.00AM - 4.00PM
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