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GOVT6311: Issues in Public Policy

This unit of study will examine a current national or international public policy process, issue or sector. It will deal with contemporary themes and issues in terms of ground level policies, as well as wider conceptual frameworks to help explain them.

Code GOVT6311
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the key tools that influence policy change by carrying out an in-depth inquiry into one policy issue
  • LO2. locate and critically analyse relevant literature
  • LO3. apply concepts to critical cases
  • LO4. carry out independent investigations analysing the role of these factors in influencing policy change
  • LO5. work collaboratively to develop specific forms of knowledge and to negotiate this knowledge
  • LO6. communicate what has been learned orally and in writing.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.