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MGX9370 - Policy analysis

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Gaby Ramia


Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2008 (Evening)


This unit assists students to understand how the public policy process operates and the role of interest groups in policy development, to be familiar with a range of public policy cases and to be competent in the preparation of case studies. Public policy process theory is discussed in the light of specific cases, and related to a broad range of practitioner experience.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • evaluate initiatives to make better policy
  • analyse the hope and challenges for policy analysis
  • analyse the significance of the way in which policy issues are defined, structured or framed
  • apply the craft approach to policy analysis
  • analyse current arguments about the role and scope of government and institutions.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week



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