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Social Policy

279.101 Social Policy: An Introduction 15 credits
An introduction to social policy with particular relevance to the history and patterns of social and economic development in New Zealand.
279.201 Social Policy: Concepts and Theories 15 credits
An exploration of the influence of different political theories and key concepts (such as freedom, equality and justice) on the development of social policy in New Zealand. Applications to contemporary policy case studies are included.
279.203 Law, Government and Social Policy 15 credits
An introduction to law, politics and the role of government in a democratic society. Examination of the constitutional framework of government in New Zealand and focus on the part played in public policy processes by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. A number of specific statutes are studied as examples of the outcomes of legislative processes.
279.301 Government Policy, Planning and Administration 15 credits
An examination of government policy, planning and administration. Attention will be focussed on providing the conceptual tools for analysing the policy process and then applying them to specific legislation.
279.302 Policy Research and Evaluation 15 credits
An examination of the relationship between policy and research and the concepts, techniques and issues involved in policy and programme evaluation. The course includes practical experience in evaluation research.
279.401 Social Policy Evaluation 15 credits
An examination of social policy programmes and/or legislation which provides students with an opportunity to explore areas of particular interest.
279.701 Social Policy and Political Economy 30 credits
An advanced study of the nature and prospects for social policy (and the welfare state in particular) in contemporary societies. An examination of key political concepts, alternative models of political economy, competing theoretical perspectives of the state and social policy, and empirical developments both in New Zealand and internationally.
279.703 Social Policy Studies 30 credits
A critical review of social policy in New Zealand with particular emphasis on policy processes, institutional frameworks, social policy delivery systems, outcomes.
279.796 Research Report (30) 30 credits
A systematic enquiry into an area of public policy which is to be presented in the form of a research report. The policy analysis will be expected to use appropriate research techniques, and most typically will be in the form of a piece of applied policy or programme evaluation.
279.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits
279.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.873 Research Report Social Policy (60) 60 credits
279.881 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.882 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.898 Thesis 90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
279.900 PhD Social Policy 120 credits

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