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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level POLS points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with POLS 231 passed 2005-2012.
- An interest in national and international affairs is an advantage.
- Teaching staff
- Dr Bryce Edwards
- Paper Structure
- The paper faithfully follows the chapter-by-chapter structure of the course text book.
- 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.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Critical thinking and research skills.