University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

POLIS 7024OL - Political Institutions and Policy-Making

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 4264
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available only to Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online], Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security [Online], Master of Cyber Security [Online] students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: A combination of essays and policy briefs totalling 6000 words. An in-class oral presentation is compulsory.

This course provides a general introduction to policy making principles and processes for postgraduate students. the course uses Australia as the main case study but provides comparisons to other states as appropriate. The aim of the course is to provide the political context in which debates about cyber security and other international relations issues takes place. The course utilises a number of approaches to public policy and administration so that students emerge from the course with knowledge about decision-making processes but also the assumptions and constraints which guide those decisions. We cover the main political actors, problem definition, agenda-setting, communication, institutional decision-making, and policy implementation and review.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4264 Fri 17/06/2022 Fri 15/07/2022 Mon 01/08/2022 Mon 15/08/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
64003 01OL 300 292 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.