An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and Practice
Cambridge University Press, Feb 13, 2013 - Political Science - 292 pages
The public policy arena is a complex framework of actors, politics and instruments. An Introduction to Australian Public Policy Second Edition examines the broad range of models, influences and players that shape the development of public policy in Australia, and equips students with a working knowledge of both the theoretical underpinnings and real-world challenges of the field. Fully revised and updated, the new edition addresses the diverse approaches to policy formulation required by different practitioners and institutions. Accessible and engaging, this edition includes: a new chapter on policy evaluation; practical exercises on how to write policy briefs and media releases and eleven new, concise case studies from Australia's top public policy practitioners. The book is accompanied by a companion website which contains chapter summaries and a glossary. Widely regarded as the best introduction to Australian public policy available, the book is an essential resource for undergraduate students of politics and policy workers.
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Why study policy?
Australian public policy in a globalised World
Making quick decisions under uncertainty
The Commonwealth Grants Commissions dispute with New South Wales
Ideology and public policy
To market to market
In praise of stimulus
The economics of public policy
The contradictions of the law and order debate
A mess a shambles a disaster? The implementation of the Home Insulation
The case for randomised trials
A cautionary tale
Who decides What
Housing versus homelessness
Too political to participate?
Price fixing in Australia
The case of paid maternity leave
New possibilities for Australian nation building
Campaigning for mental health
What instrument is best?
An insiders perspective
Who made the mining tax? The public service the politician or the miners?
GetUp Mobilising the masses to inﬂuence Australian public policy
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