This optional module aims to provide students with a strong theoretical and empirical foundation in the study of comparative public policy analysis, the methodologies involved, and the limitations to this field of study. It aims to provide students with a clear understanding of different types of qualitative and quantitative approaches to conducting comparisons between nations in the area of agenda-setting, policy creation and implementation. Students will be provided with several empirical case study examples of how the policy-making process works and the different actors and interests involved. This module will educate students on the importance of critically analysing policy regulation and in particular implementation processes, it will also lead students to question and carefully analyse the utility and applicability of public policy analytical models to contemporary case studies of emerging economies.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Taught by: Eduardo Gomez
Taught in: Semester 2
Module assessment - more information
1 x 1,000 Word Mid-Term Essay (20%); and 1 x 3,000 Word Essay (80%)