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POLS321 Government and Public Policy

Examines theories and descriptions of how and why governments make and implement policy decisions, with special reference to New Zealand.

Why do governments pursue certain courses of action and implement particular sets of policies during specific periods of history? Who makes policy and how? Why does policy matter? What is the relationship between economic and political power? Who runs New Zealand? More generally, how do we understand politics? The overall aim of the paper is for students to understand how and why public policy is made in New Zealand and elsewhere.

Paper title Government and Public Policy
Paper code POLS321
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
18 200-level POLS points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 231 passed 2005-2012.
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Bryce Edwards
Paper Structure
The paper faithfully follows the chapter-by-chapter structure of the course text book.
Textbooks
Politics by Andrew Heywood, Palgrave, fourth edition, 2013
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Critical thinking and research skills

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Examines theories and descriptions of how and why governments make and implement policy decisions, with special reference to New Zealand.

Why do governments pursue certain courses of action and implement particular sets of policies during specific periods of history? Who makes policy and how? Why does policy matter? What is the relationship between economic and political power? Who runs New Zealand? More generally, how do we understand politics? The overall aim of the paper is for students to understand how and why public policy is made in New Zealand and elsewhere.

Paper title Government and Public Policy
Paper code POLS321
Subject Politics
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
18 200-level POLS points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
May not be credited together with POLS 231 passed 2005-2012.
Eligibility
An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
Contact
politics@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Bryce Edwards
Paper Structure
The paper faithfully follows the chapter-by-chapter structure of the course text book.
Textbooks
Politics by Andrew Heywood, Palgrave, fourth edition, 2013
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Critical thinking and research skills.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Not offered in 2018

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard