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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines the application of policy theory in regional and comparative contexts. Attention will be paid to comparative public policy of specific regions of the world. It will introduce a general introduction to the science of public finance; public expenditures, public revenues and public credit, shifting and incidence of taxation. This course seeks to provide students with both skills and evaluative frameworks to enhance their work as practicing planners. We will focus specifically on issues related to ethics, citizen participation, dispute resolution, and management. Considerable attention will be paid to "real-life" lessons from case study regions.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Prerequisites Enrolment in a Planning Postgraduate program or students enrolled in ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD or AMSPMD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCritical theory, public policy, and planning practice: toward a critical pragmatismPrescribedForester, JohnNEW YORK PRESS, C1993
ReadingsPlanning with complexity: An introduction to collaborative rationality for public policyPrescribedInnes, Judith E.TAYLOR & FRANCIS, 2010

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