This topic aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the role and importance of policy analysis for understanding and reform of contemporary public policy. To achieve this, you will examine processes by which policy problems are identified, defined, represented and addressed using both positivist and post-positivist approaches to policy analysis. In the course of this topic you will also investigate the role of values and assumptions in the policy formation process and apply your developing skills in policy analysis to a number of case studies.
This topics aims to develop a deeper understanding of:
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