POL3037F - South African Public Policy Analysis

30 credits at NQF level 7

Entry Requirements:

Any 2000-level POL course or with special permission from the Head of Department.

Course Outline:

This course introduces students to the analysis of public policy. We first explore public institutions in which policy is analysed, developed and implemented, including the cabinet system, treasury and the presidency. We then consider some models that scholars have used to make sense of complex policy processes. The course then explores specific public policy challenges in areas such as energy security, school system reform, and HIV/AIDS policy. This course will be especially useful for students wanting to understand contemporary government in SA, and the relationships between public policy and politics.