POL5601 - Policy Processes and Analysis

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to
  • examine major theories of policy process, models of policy making, and forms of policy analysis;
  • enable students to engage with the complexity and dynamics of public and social policy;
  • discover how new ideas shape public policies; implementation;
  • apply the theories and models of policy making to the analysis policy cases in Hong Kong; and
  • evaluate policy alternatives, both prospectively and retrospectively.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Class participation: 10%
Individual Policy Memorandum: 25%
Group Project - Presentation: 15%
End-of-course examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Detailed Course Information


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