Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week for 12 weeks |
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Admission to the Master of Public Policy and Management
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Political Science at an undergraduate level
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Dr. Sara Bice
The rise of Asia will be a defining feature of the 21 st century. Australian policy makers are actively turning their attention to the policy, governance and practice changes required to maintain Australia’s economic and political strength in the region, while broadening and strengthening relationships with Asian nations.
This subject will provide students with the necessary foundations for creating, analysing and implementing public policy in the context of the Asian Century. Students will explore the implications of shifting economic, political and social relations for how public policy is made and managed. We will critically analyse key institutions and practices which comprise ‘public administration’, ‘public management’ and ‘public governance’ to investigate whether and how these are changing in the context of increasing Asian influence. Students will gain exposure to comparative public policy and will explore what it means for the Australian public service to be ‘Asia literate’.
This highly interactive subject will engage important theoretical discussions and translate key concepts into practice through the exploration of case studies from across the Asian region. Students will engage with the ongoing public debate about 'the Asian Century' to explore how it may shape the content (i.e. what does public policy include/exclude), construct (i.e. what is public policy and how does it differ between nations and cultures) and conduct (i.e. how public policy is made and realised) of future public policy. The Asian Century holds the potential to generate a paradigm shift in how we understand public policy, administration and management, equivalent to the impacts of neo-liberalism and the New Public Management of the late 20th century. Upon successful completion of this subject, students will be better placed to understand and engage with public policy in the context of the Asian Century.
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
A 2000 word essay (40%) due mid-semester and a 3000 word essay (60%) due in the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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A selection of readings for the subject will be placed on the LMS.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should:
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management |
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
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