University of Technology Sydney

52676 Policy and Advocacy

6cp; Attendance at classes is essential in this subject. Classes are based on a collaborative approach that involves essential workshopping and interchange of ideas with other students and the tutor to build capacities towards meeting the subject learning objectives. A roll will be taken at each class (whether on campus or online). Students who have more than two absences from class will be refused marking of their final assessment (see Rule 3.8).
Requisite(s): 24 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ10049 Social and Political Sciences Major OR 30 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ09476 48cp Social and Political Sciences Major
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 54054 Intervening for Change


What perspectives shape public policy making? How do citizens and organisations advocate for their interests in the contested process of policy development and implementation? This subject explores the various strategies used by political actors to gain influence over the policy process and its outcomes, and how governments respond. Using contemporary local and international case studies, the subject examines how activists in social movements, NGOs, political parties and other groups advocate for policy change. Students develop skills in policy analysis, policy evaluation, policy development and advocacy strategies.

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Autumn session, City campus

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