Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM706: Comparative Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2008/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Section 1: Problems of Policy Theory, Comparison and Globalisation
1. Introduction and preparation: What is theory and how do we know what we know?
2. Models and Approaches
3. Issues in Comparative Policy Study and Analysis
4. Internationalization and Domestic Policy Formation
Section 2: Comparing Major Policy Fields
5. Macro Economic Policy
6. Social and Labour Market Policy
7. Industrial Policy
8. Energy Policy
Section 3: Comparing Policy Instruments
9. Public Spending
10. Audit and Accountability
11. Regulation, Deregulation and Regulatory Reform
12. Fields and Instruments: Interactions

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

The module is taught by combined seminar-lectures. The seminar consists of presentations by seminar participants addressing key questions, followed by a discussion involving the whole seminar group. The lectures set out the topics and guide reading.

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities: