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Specialisation

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About this specialisation

The International Policy specialisation will examine policy making and governance at the interface between the nation-state and the international, trans-national and global arenas. All units examine the roles of inter-governmental organisations, non-government organisations, multinational corporations, and international regulation and treaties in shaping policy decisions.

Core areas and challenges for policy making and international polities are explored. These include but are not limited to: the environment, the international economy, international security, and migration. The specialisation helps Master of Public Policy students to understand how policy agendas diffuse from one state context to another and are responded to (or not) at the international level. It also examines why some grand global challenges remain difficult to resolve.

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