- Code POGO8230
- Unit Value 3 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
- AsPr Elise Klein
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2023
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On-campus & remote (online) learning available. Students participate in interactive, real-time classes. 2023 class dates: 24, 31 July; 21 Aug.
Policy and related instruments are often presented as gender-neutral. However, policies affect people differently, and critical considerations of gender are essential for good contemporary policy making. The failure to bring a gender lens to policy development and implementation can lead to poor outcomes for all and hinder the achievement of social and economic equality for women and gender diverse people.
This course draws on international best practice tailored for the Australian context to challenge assumptions of gender neutrality and enable participants to identify diverse gender impacts of policies and related instruments. The course will outline important conceptual considerations when analysing gender in public policy and will focus on active engagement using tailored case studies and exercises drawing on real life scenarios. The course will provide participants with a tool kit of diverse conceptual and analytical approaches that can be applied to various policy fields and explores practical approaches to policy processes for Australia and other countries.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the main conceptual developments when considering gender and public policy including; gendered division of labour, gender diversity, intersectionality and gender mainstreaming.
- Carry out gender analyses of policy instruments including cash transfers, taxes and expenditures.
- Understand the elements of good consultation in the gender analysis process.
- Evaluate the quality of gender analysis tools in public policy.
- Identify future challenges and possibilities for the future of gender analysis in public policy.
Case study material to be provided closer to the course’s commencement
- Class quiz (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Case Study (55) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Presentation of case study (35) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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This course is offered as both an executive education two day course with no assessment, and a three day/three unit course that feeds into the Masters of Public Administration with assessment. The total assessment for the three unit course is equivalent to 4000 words.
18 contact hours and 40-50 non-contact hours for degree students.
Carol Bacchi and Joan Eveline (2010), Mainstreaming Politics: Gender Practices and Feminist Theory, University of Adelaide Press: Adelaide
Lee, Hugh, Mark Learmonth, and Nancy Harding. (2008) "Queer (y) ing public administration." Public Administration 86.1: 149-167.
Miranda Stewart (2017), Tax, Social Policy and Gender: Rethinking Equality and Efficiency, ANU Press: Canberra
Some experience working in public policy is helpful but not essential.
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