Faculty of Arts
Political Theory, Public Policy and Health
Considers the intersection between theory, policy and problems in health. Topics include: defining health and its value; the role of government and markets in providing health care; allocating resources in a government health system; justice, inequalities and health; coercion to control the spread of disease, whether caused by pathogens (eg, pandemic influenza) or lifestyle.
NB: enrolment is limited to 25 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) admission to a postgraduate programme in Political Studies; 2) results in previous tertiary study in relevant subjects.
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Martin Wilkinson
POLITICS 741: 15.0 points