• 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
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Benjamin Hillman
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2021
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Policy makers and public sector managers are increasingly engaged with China. This course prepares current and future public sector professionals for greater engagement with China’s public sector. The course familiarizes participants with China’s policymaking architecture, including its political system, decision-making processes, and policy tools. It addresses the role of the Chinese Communist Party and the functions of different levels of government. The course also discusses China’s most pressing public policy challenges, and offers practical tips for managing relationships and communications with officials from across China’s public sector.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the basic workings of China’s political system and policymaking processes, including recent reforms
  2. Engage with debates on China’s most pressing public policy challenges, including areas of policy innovation
  3. Know where and how to find reliable information about public policy developments in China
  4. Develop and apply strategies for engaging with the public sector in China

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quiz on China’s policymaking infrastructure (20) [LO 1,2]
  2. Briefing note on a public policy development/public policy innovation in China (30) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Ministerial Submission (engaging counterparts in China) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

This course will be offered in intensive delivery mode over three full days of instruction equivalent to 15 contact hours or 5 x three-hour sessions.

The course short topic lectures with discussion and guest seminars from practitioners with extensive experience engaging counterparts in China.

There will be no pre-reading for the course. MPA students will need to engage with assigned readings for Day 3 of the course and for assessment items two and three.

Total non-contact hours including time spent on assessment tasks are estimated to be 25-30 hours.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed texts for this course.

Preliminary Reading

The Party leads on everything: China’s changing governance in Xi Jinping’s new era. 2019. Mercator Institute for China Studies. https://www.merics.org/en/china-monitor/the-party-leads-on-everythingSebastian Heilmann. 2008. From local experiments to national policy: the origins of China's distinctive policy process. The China Journal. 59. 1-30.China


Country Brief. DFAT. https://www.dfat.gov.au/geo/china/Pages/china-country-brief

 

Jamie. P Horsley. 2017. “Will Engaging China Promote Good Governance?” Brookings

https://www.brookings.edu/research/will-engaging-china-promote-good-governance/


Michelle Grattan. 2019. “Define the boundaries in new phase of Australia-China relationship.” The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/define-the-boundaries-in-new-phase-of-australia-china-relationship-wong-125210

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
3 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
3.00 0.06250
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $2055
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $2940
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
On Campus
6547 01 Oct 2021 TBA TBA 31 Dec 2021 In Person N/A
Online
6560 01 Oct 2021 TBA TBA 31 Dec 2021 Online N/A

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