Module Convenor: Mr Karl Pike
Description: The aim of this module is to examine the theory and practice of policy-making in modern liberal democratic political systems. The module explores the way in which public issues and problems are triggered, defined and constructed, how policy agendas are set, how decision making takes place, and how policies are implemented. The module is comparative in scope and focuses primarily on case studies from the UK and USA.
Assessment: Item 1: 30% Policy brief (1000 words)
Item 2: 70% Take-home exam (2 hours)