Flinders University Library
Search Smart

POAD8017 assignment help

Search tips and resources for essay 2 (due Friday 13th November 2015)

Assigment search help

Essay 2 (due by Friday 13th November 2015)

      Students are to choose ONE of the following topics to address below:

  1. Is the idea of ‘nudging’ in public policy as outlined by Thaler and Sunstein a desirable response to the limits of rational decision making by individuals, or is it really an insidious form of paternalism?
  2. Critically assess the arguments about human development associated with the capability view addressing, in particular, the implications of capability ideas for public policy.
  3. What relevance do ideas of social capital have for contemporary public policy? In answering this question, address in particular the main policy implications of the different types of social capital – bonding, bridging and linking.
  4. Critically assess the theoretical and practical debates about stakeholding, focussing either on the basic income or asset aspects. Address the issues in the context of a particular society of your choice.
  5. Examine and assess quality of government principles for public policy reform and practice in a society of your choice.

 

How to use this guide:

  • first check the 'Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries' page: to find key words, concepts and overviews
  • go though all the pages to be guided through the following processes...
    • Using reading lists
    • Defining keywords
    • Searching in FindIt@Flinders
    • Using databases
  • evaluate your results: adjust your search or try a different search tool if needed
  • have a look at websites: for 'grey literature', statistics etc.
  • ...and finally: check the 'Topic educational aims' and Topic outcomes' tabs on this page to assess how you're travelling.

Don't forget: if you need additional help please contact your Liaison Librarians (details on the right).

Keep in mind the educational aims outlined in the topic guide.

The educational aims of this Topic are to:

  • Assist students to acquire an advanced knowledge of some of the main theories and issues shaping developments in contemporary public policy;
  • Enable students to develop an advanced capacity to undertake independent research and critically evaluate issues in the debates about these issues;
  • Enhance students’ capacity to assess, to an advanced level, policy problems in the context of theoretical arguments and principles; &
  • Help students to develop an ability to communicate their analysis and findings clearly and directly in their written work and in verbal presentations, all to a postgraduate standard.

 

Also be mindful of the expected outcomes for the course. 

Students who successfully complete this topic will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of some of the main theories and issues shaping developments in contemporary public policy;
  • Demonstrate an advanced capacity to undertake independent research and critically evaluate issues in the debates about these issues;
  • Enhance their capacity to assess, to an advanced level, policy problems in the context of theoretical arguments and principles; &
  • Communicate their analysis and findings clearly and directly in their written work and in verbal presentations, all to a postgraduate standard,.

POAD8017 assignment help

Flinders University Library's picture
Flinders University Library
Contact:
1300 354 633, option 3 library@flinders.edu.au
Website