Policy Analysis

University of Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Policy Analysis

  • Host University

    University of Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Government, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies, Public Policy Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The unit outlines the nature of public policy - dealing with such matters as definitions of policy and approaches to analysing public policy; Examines the main building blocks of the policy process: actors, institutions, and policy instruments; Explores key stages of the public policy process: notably problem definition, agenda setting, policy formation, decision making, implementation and evaluation. Examples are drawn from Australia and a range of countries throughout the world; Addresses policy-making in extreme, 'crisis' situations.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.