This subject explores the complex interrelationship of politics, power and public policy. It provides both theoretical and historical perspectives of public policy to help equip students with the skills and knowledge required for policy formation and implementation. The subject builds on the content of GPM407, Government and Public Administration, by placing particular emphasis on the relationship between police and government in a democratic society. Module 1 provides an historical perspective on the concept of power before proceeding on to the views of more contemporary writers in the field. Module 2 examines the various stages of the policy cycle and provides students with an understanding of the complexities and political nature of the public policy formation process in Australia. Module 3 considers the relationship of police and the political system in a democracy and overviews the events which have signalled power shifts that have occurred in recent times.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security
Theoretical and historical perspectives Public policy analysis Police and government
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The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.