- Class Number 1596
- Term Code 3220
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- AsPr Christian Downie
- AsPr Christian Downie
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 21/02/2022
- Class End Date 29/04/2022
- Census Date 11/03/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 11/03/2022
The course will help students understand the nature of regulation and governance in complex social environments. It examines the work of leading regulatory scholars and considers how their theoretical insights could be applied in practical settings. Case studies are drawn from a broad range of regulatory arenas, including public health, commerce, crime, environmental and climate change, human rights and development. The course will also consider the challenges of regulation and governance in a globalising world. Students receive the opportunity to examine and synthesise relevant issues of regulation and governance through a short presentation of a case study. They will also engage with concepts and applied debates through in class activities and a final essay. This course includes PhD and Masters students in the same class.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Recall and apply classic and contemporary theories of regulation and governance.
- Identify the development of regulatory regimes across a range of domains.
- Describe the advantages and limits of a variety of regulatory instruments and concepts.
- Interpret and communicate new insights on regulatory regimes and instruments.
- Discuss future directions for regulation and governance in domestic, global, and transnational contexts.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Day 1: Introduction to Regulation and Governance|
|2||Day 2: Compliance and Defiance|
|3||Day 3: From Government to Governance to Global Governance|
|4||Day 4: Global Governance: Case studies in energy and climate change|
|5||Day 5: Regulatory approaches to governance|
|6||Day 6: Globalisation of Regulation|
|7||Day 7: Regulatory Instruments and Architectures|
|8||Day 8: Case studies in responsive regulation and smart regulation|
|9||Day 9: Global Business Regulation|
|10||Day 10: Regulation of Disruptive Technology|
|11||Day 11: Governing complex systems|
|12||Day 12: Complex adaptive systems and course reflections|
|In-class participation and preparation of two questions for each session||10 %|
|Leading one in-class discussion, including a 1,500-word precis on relevant readings||30 %|
|Research and writing plan and outline for major essay||20 %|
|3,000-word essay on the use of regulatory and governance scholarship to analyse a social problem||40 %|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
PoliciesANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Assessment Task 1
In-class participation and preparation of two questions for each session
Participants will prepare two questions for each session. Questions should be submitted on the Wattle Course website. Entries should be made by 9am of the day of the session to which the questions relate.
Assessment Task 2
Leading one in-class discussion, including a 1,500-word precis on relevant readings
Participants will lead one in-class discussion on the prescribed readings (approx 10 minutes). Each participant will be assigned a reading by the Course Convenor. A 1,500 word précis on the required readings for that day needs to be submitted to the course convenor before 9am on the day of the in-class discussion.
Assessment Task 3
Research and writing plan and outline for major essay
Participants will prepare a 1,000 word (max) writing plan for the major essay, which will set out the structure of the essay and preview the argument. Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in an in-class peer review of the writing plan. The writing plan needs to be submitted to the course convenor by 8am on Monday the 7th March and a printed version needs to brought to class on the same day.
Assessment Task 4
3,000-word essay on the use of regulatory and governance scholarship to analyse a social problem
Participants will submit a research essay. The essay should be 3,000 words (including footnotes and appendices; but excluding references/bibliography). The essay must be submitted by Friday 6 May 2022, 5.00pm. A penalty of 5% per day applies for late submissions (including weekends).
Academic IntegrityAcademic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.
Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policyAcademic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
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My research focuses on global energy and climate policy and the role different actors (governments, business and civil society) play at different levels to shape global outcomes. I work at the intersection of global governance, regulation, negotiation studies and environmental politics.
My research aims to improve international outcomes on two of the most critical challenges facing the world; climate change and energy security, and in doing so provide strategies for policymakers and diplomats to influence global outcomes.
AsPr Christian Downie