Faculty of Arts


Comparative Public Policy


This course explores policy actors, contexts and outcomes from a comparative perspective. Students engage with a range of conceptual and methodological approaches and debates around the best ways of “explaining” policy outcomes. Attention is given to the way policies are framed, the setting of policy agendas and the participation of sectoral, national and global actors in policy networks and policy transfer. The course includes discussions of globalisation, international conventions and equality mainstreaming. Students will have the opportunity to investigate a policy issue in-depth using a comparative approach.

NB: enrolment is limited to 25 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) admission to the Master of Public Policy; 2) admission to a postgraduate programme in Political Studies; 3) results in previous tertiary study in relevant subjects.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Jennifer Curtin


POLITICS 757: 15.0 points

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