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Examination of theories and descriptions of how and why governments make and implement policy decisions in 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||Public Policy in New Zealand|
|Teaching period(s)||Summer School
Summer School (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$913.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.40|
- 18 200-level POLS points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- May not be credited together with POLS231 passed 2005-2012.
- Teaching staff
To be confirmed
- Course outline
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- 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.