This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning. In 2022 the class dates are August 8, 11; September 12, 15; October 17, 20
This course explores and compares different forms of governing public policy observed nationally and transnationally. Recent transformations in governance at the international level is also considered, with a particular focus on the challenges of globalisation. Participants examine the processes, practices, and prospects of governing contemporary public policy, analyzing the role of various types of public and private actors across different policy domains such as finance, trade, health, and development, social protection. Drawing on academic literature and case studies participants will examine how different modes of governing (nationally and transnationally) affect the capacity of policy makers to develop and deliver effective, accountable, and legitimate public policy. Participants consider and debate the ethical dilemmas faced by policymakers in different policy contexts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the key debates and thinking about governing contemporary public policy;
- synthesise macro-scale understanding of recent transformations of governance at the international level with meso-level knowledge of particular problems;
- diagnose and manage policy processes within different governance hybrids
- analyse the effectiveness, accountability, and legitimacy of different governance arrangements observed nationally and transnationally;
- think critically about the opportunities, challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by policymakers in different modes of governing public policy
Other InformationClasses will be held on April 4, 5; June 1, 2 and 15, 16 from 9:00am - 4:00pm in Brindabella Theatre.
- Reading Responses (25) [LO null]
- Policy memo (50) [LO null]
- Ethical dilemma presentation (25) [LO null]
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130 hours: 40 hours in class and the remainder in individual and group study
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingLester M. Salamon, “The New Governance and the Tools of Public Action: An Introduction” in Lester M. Salamon (ed.) The Tools of Government: A Guide to the New Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 1-18.
Stephen Bell and Andrew Hindmoor, Rethinking Governance: The Centrality of the State in Modern Society, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Andrew MacIntyre, The Power of Institutions: Political Architecture and Governance (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003).
Wilkinson, R. (2007) Global Governance, in Bevir (ed) SAGE Encyclopedia of Governance
Smith, A. (2003) Multi-level Governance: What it is and How it can be Studied, in Peters, B.G. and Pierre, J. (eds) SAGE Handbook of Public Administration
Imber, M. (2007) International Organisations, in Bevir (ed) SAGE Encyclopedia of Governance, 479-484
Peck, J. (2011) Global Policy Models, Globalizing Poverty Management: International Convergence of Fast-Policy Integration? Geography Compass 5/4, 165-181
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4595||01 Aug 2022||08 Aug 2022||02 Sep 2022||20 Nov 2022||In Person||N/A|
|4596||01 Aug 2022||08 Aug 2022||02 Sep 2022||20 Nov 2022||Online||N/A|