6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
The unit provides a comparative overview of international issues affecting public sector policy and management. Topics include the concept and impact of globalisation on international public policy and management; policy analysis and implementation in a changing world; management issues in international public administration and in developing countries; notions of development; and different strategies for development. Policy formulation and management practices in selected Asian countries are examined.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- describe the similarities and differences between public management, public policy and governance
- analyse the relationship between the public/intergovernmental, non-profit/community and corporate sectors at the international level
- explore the international and global dimensions of public policy, governance and management
- explain the similarities and differences between public policy, governance and management regimes in developed world and developing world settings
- analyse issues and problems in international public policy and management by means of Continental/regional and national case studies.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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