Initial Policy Analysis
Initial Policy AnalysisOrder Description
Course: Public Policy / 800 words (max)
In this assessment you will use Bacchi’s first three questions to begin the analysis of your case study (which
you will use for this and the final assessment). This 800 word written assessment is not an essay. You are
required to submit a single response (structured as paragraphs) to each of the three questions. You should
begin with a claim, then provide evidence and further explanation of this claim. You must reference your
answers appropriately and write your answer clearly and carefully.
You are required to analyse your policy case study by providing written answers (approximately 270 words
each) to the first three questions from Bacchi’s (WTP) approach.
In relation to your policy case study provide an 800 word written response which answers all of the
I Question I. What’s the ‘problem’ represented to be in your case study?;
Question 2. What assumptions underpin this/these representation/s of the ‘problem’?; and
Question 3. How have this/these representation/s of the ‘problem’ come about?
In order to complete this analysis, you will need to become very familiar with Bacchi’s (WTP) approach (see
POLI Io66 Course Reader) and the policy materials for your case study provided on the course blackboard.
You will also need to use other sources to support your analysis including relevant material from the Course
Time will be dedicated to work shopping this assessment in the tutorials. You should also refer to the
course blackboard where you will find exemplars and other advice.
Your work will be assessed on the extent to which you have:
Accurately identified and justified (with evidence) how the policy problem has been represented;
Accurately identified and justified (with evidence) the assumptions which underpin the problem
Accurately identified and justified (with evidence) how the problem representation has come about;
Accurately used appropriate and relevant readings from the POLI I 066 Weekly Course Readings;
Accurately and appropriately used Bacchi in your analysis and referencing: and
Presented your findings in accordance with the conventions of good academic writing, structure and
Please note that the originality verification software Turnitin (see http://www.turnitin.com), will be used on
Assessment 4: Final Policy Analysis Paper & Peer Review
Value: 40% (or 35% if you participate in the peer review)
Length: 2000 words
Due: Wednesday 2l October 2ol5 (I l:59 pm) submitted online via the course
In this assessment you are required to demonstrate the policy analysis knowledge and skills that you have
developed in this course. You will do this by writing a final policy analysis paper in which you provide an
analysis and critique of the policy case study you have been working on throughout the semester. You must