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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill


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%

Chief examiner(s)

Deirdre O'Neill

Contact hours

3 hours per week


MGX9230 or MPA9001