POLI 7002 Translation from Theory and Research to Policy
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102180
Coordinator Rosemary Leonard Opens in new window
Description The focus of study in this unit is on policy-making and implementation and the place of theory and research in policy formation. In the first part of the unit students explore the nature of public policy - addressing constructs of policy and policy-making and approaches to analysing public policy. The political and social practices of policy-making and implementation in Australia are contextualised and examined at the local, national and global levels. The second part of the unit takes examples of policy-making in the field of social sciences and examines the role of theory and research in the problematisation of issues and identification of solutions. The identification of competing interests, relations of power and key players in understanding, analysing and responding to policy and its outcomes will be undertaken.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
- Demonstrate critical understanding of the links between theory/research/policy
- Distinguish between different levels of policy-making:- global, national, local; - state, corporate, community.
- Appraise the competing interests and power relations in policy-making processes
- Operationalise strategies for developing, analysing and responding to policy outcomes
Local and global political/social frameworks that shape policy making in the Australian context
Competing interests, relations of power and key players in understanding and analysing policy and its outcomes
Levels of policy-formation and implementation: government, community, corporations and organisations
Examples of translation from theory/research to policy
Strategies for analysing and responding to policy and its outcomes
Skills and knowledge for developing policy
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Essay: Analytical Overview of Policy Formation||1000 words||25||N||Individual|
|Critical Review: Policy Review||1,500 words||30||N||Individual|
|Case Study: Social Sciences Policy Analysis||2,500 words||45||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
Subject Contact Rosemary Leonard Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.