Policy analysis essay
Research a policy issue, such as the social policy and refugees
You will identify the issue and interrogate it by focusing on the following questions as a guide to your analysis (you do not need to answer all the questions, these are just a guide to get you focused and started):
• What critical theory helps explain the policy issue?
• What are the continuities and discontinuities, in other words what has changed over time in relation to the policy issue?
• Why were their changes, was it because of political pressure, lobbying by special interest groups, demographic changes in society?
• What principles are relevant to the policy? (social justice, equity, access, equality)
• Who gains and who loses from the policy?
What political ideology or philosophy informs how the policy issue is being discussed in politics and the media