Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM221M: Policy and Politics: the theory and Strategy of Delivering Public Services

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Oliver James (Convenor)

Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Available via distance learning

No

In this module you will explore the different traditions and theories of policy analysis and the importance of using theoretical frameworks for the analysis and understanding of governance and policy-making. The module will introduce you to case studies of policy success and failure and help you to draw lessons from them. You will also explore what is meant by the term, 'the public sector', and the way in which policy making within the public sector is necessarily different to the approaches adopted in private sector organisations. The module will seek to examine how complex structures and institutions can be explained in ways which are meaningful and have an academic and practitioner relevance beyond the borders of the state where they are located.

Module created

01/10/2010

Last revised

13/07/2020