POL5401 - Values and Choice in Public Policy

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2019/20

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

This course aims to
  • examine the rationale and the context of the study of public policy;
  • analyse the relationship between the state, society and public policy;
  • assess policy capacity in Hong Kong;
  • discuss the concept of globalization and its consequences on public policy;
  • develop ideas about the relationship between values and the normative basis of public policy;
  • examine, compare and evaluate different moral principles and ethical theories shaping public policy;
  • enable students to develop their ideas about the moral basis of public policy making in Hong Kong.   

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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