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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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Budge

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Aware of urban finance practices, professional ethics in planning and revenue generation methods in local government

Group discussions Presentations Getting students to write reflective journals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. knowledge of public policies related to planning

Power point presentations/Lectures discussions Encourage group discussions (pop Quiz) Transmit reading materials electronically Getting students to write reflective journals
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

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