An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and by Sarah Maddison

By Sarah Maddison

An creation to Australian Public coverage: conception and perform is the 1st ebook to comprehensively handle either the theoretical and functional features of coverage making in Australia. Written in an obtainable variety, this article is designed to introduce scholars to the genuine global demanding situations and talents fascinated with operating in various coverage roles. Drawing all alone reports, the authors floor public coverage conception in a couple of key controversies to demonstrate the contestable nature of the coverage method. every one bankruptcy gains case stories that define modern coverage concerns, akin to the deregulation of the economy, 'Knowledge Nation', paid maternity go away, and the Northern Territory intervention. together with sensible routines on how you can write coverage briefs and media releases, this e-book is key analyzing for a person who must understand how public coverage is constructed in Australia.

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and Practice PDF

Similar international & world politics books

The World Economy: Global Trade Policy 2009 (World Economy Special Issues)

This can be the 16th quantity in an annual sequence within which top economists offer a concise and obtainable overview of significant advancements in exchange and exchange coverage. Examines key concerns pertinent to the multinational buying and selling approach, in addition to nearby alternate preparations and coverage advancements on the nationwide levelProvides up to date checks of the area alternate Organization's present exchange coverage ReviewsAnalyses exchange coverage in components akin to Turkey and contains a symposium on China and AfricaContributors additionally examine the expansion of agricultural security in Europe within the nineteenth and twentieth Centuries.

Follies of Power: America's Unipolar Fantasy

The mind's eye of America's political elites is ruled by way of a unipolar imaginative and prescient, based on which the area is ruled by means of the USA. however the genuine global is more and more plural, and others instinctively worry and face up to the yankee imaginative and prescient. Chapters 2 and three of this e-book examine the disastrous effects of the imaginative and prescient at paintings - within the heart East and in Europe.

Security and International Politics in the South China Sea: Towards a co-operative management regime

The South China Sea has lengthy been considered as a big resource of anxiety and instability in East Asia. coping with the chance of attainable clash over disputed claims within the South China Sea has been an important problem for nearby relatives. This e-book explores overseas politics and safeguard within the South China Sea.

Transnational labour solidarity : mechanisms of commitment to cooperation within the European trade union movement

The ebook examines the combination of ecu alternate union flow and explores the clients for ecu or transnational cohesion between employees. opposite to a lot latest learn and regardless of nationwide adjustments, Gajewska examines how alternate unions cooperate and the types within which this cooperation ensue.

Extra resources for An Introduction to Australian Public Policy: Theory and Practice

Sample text

Globalisation is thought to be driving a process of convergence between states, diminishing variation in public policy between states, thereby circumscribing public policy makers’ autonomy (Hay 2006: 588–91). While Hay contends that these tensions are important, he also cautions that an overemphasis on the degree of autonomy of domestic policy makers in a globalised context may obscure our considerations of transnational public policy. The greatest challenge for public policy today is not, according to Hay, the domestic internalisation of international economic competition and its imperatives.

Globalisation is thought to be driving a process of convergence between states, diminishing variation in public policy between states, thereby circumscribing public policy makers’ autonomy (Hay 2006: 588–91). While Hay contends that these tensions are important, he also cautions that an overemphasis on the degree of autonomy of domestic policy makers in a globalised context may obscure our considerations of transnational public policy. The greatest challenge for public policy today is not, according to Hay, the domestic internalisation of international economic competition and its imperatives.

When a government department delivers a service, such as remote telecommunications services for example, the public enterprise can subsidise the nonprofit-making services in the bush through those in the city that make a profit. This is not a feasible option for a private company driven by the profit motive and compelled to maximise returns. • There is a greater risk of corruption and collusion as increased commercialisation introduces greater opportunity for fraud and malpractice. Outsourcing also risks collusion among private sector providers, particularly when there are relatively few in the market.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.81 of 5 – based on 6 votes