This subject aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge relating to the important phases of the seamless social policy process: social policy analysis, planning, implementation and evaluation. It critically discusses various models of policy analysis, planning and implementation, and methods of evaluation. The subject will analyse the influence of socio-economic and political factors on the above phases of the policy. It will also look at ways of developing new policies, overcoming resistance to change, promoting participation, and developing linkages at the community and institutional levels. By acquiring theoretical knowledge and developing practical skills, graduates will be able to effectively participate through any of the sectors (government, non-government, corporate and community) in the social policy process.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- The nature of social policy process - Social policy analysis models - Social policy planning models - Approaches to policy implementation - Methods of social policy evaluation - Influencing factors and contexts on the policy process - Managing resistance and promoting participation in the policy process - Emerging issues and social policy development - Resources and tools for policy practice
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.