LAW5363 - Regulatory performance: Evaluating what works - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Not offered in 2017


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Previously coded as LAW7317


This unit provides a clear understanding of regulatory frameworks and processes, and the range of evaluation models and principles adopted when assessing regulation in a political economy. It also encompasses a wide range of relevant regulation cases and covers an advanced knowledge of evaluation techniques. Interdisciplinary perspectives include economic, policy and quantitative evaluation methods to assess regulatory outcomes.


Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Conduct research into relevant domestic and international materials on contemporary regulatory policy, regulatory regimes and regulatory performance issues.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of a range of current controversies in regulatory performance with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and within an appreciation of the broader political economy.
  • Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to regulatory regimes and to critically evaluate the effectiveness of different regulatory tools, and the effectiveness of regulatory mechanisms based on knowledge of a range of relevant evaluation frameworks, principles and approaches.
  • Use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to regulation and what works in regulatory activities.


Regulation case study (3,375 words): 45%

Research assignment (3,375 words): 45%

Class participation: 10%

Workload requirements

24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)

Chief examiner(s)