Co-Design and Deliberative Engagement G (11796.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Online
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
The popularity of co-design and deliberative engagement provokes critical questions for the policy community: What are the most effective ways of involving stakeholders in the policymaking? How can these processes be designed, implemented and evaluated? What can we learn from the global best practices as well as 'failed cases' of co-design and deliberative engagement?
This unit invites students of public policy to investigate the power and limits of participatory forms of policymaking. We will examine when these processes are relevant in the policy cycle, the wider political context that lends legitimacy to their application, as well as their champions and critics in and outside the field of public policy. We will cover a range of case studies from contentious policies such as nuclear energy and climate change to regulatory questions on fast-developing technologies including mitochondrial donation and genome editing.
Using a combination of demonstration cases and vignettes from the world-leading experts on open government and participatory innovations, this unit aims to provoke critical reflection on what it means to meaningfully collaborate with different stakeholders in contemporary times.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Develop mastery over different processes of co-design and deliberative engagement and their relevant applications in different points of the policy cycle;
2. Examine successful and 'failed' cases of citizen participation around the world and apply these lessons to Australia;
3. Identify the rigours of designing and implementing innovative forms of multistakeholder engagement given constraints on time and resources; and
4. Assess the effectiveness and shortcomings of participatory and deliberative innovations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 3||08 May 2023||Online||Dr Nicole Curato|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 1||15 January 2024||Online||Dr Adele Webb|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 5||26 August 2024||Online||Dr Hans Asenbaum|
None - there is no specific textbook required for this unit.
Access to the key readings is provided through library access on Canvas.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums