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Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation

Enrolment code: HSD207/307

Offered: not offered in 2003

Unit description:

Explores regulation as a type of public policy. The unit examines theoretical approaches to understanding regulatory policy and what distinguishes regulatory policies from other types of public policy such as redistribution and distribution. In addition to exploring conventional approaches to regulation and self-regulation of industry for economic, social and environmental purposes, the unit pays particular attention to the politics surrounding the regulation of risk, including both interest- and morals-based demands for activities to be regulated. It explores the dilemmas posed by approaches to the regulation of criminal activity, and attempts to regulate ‘sinful’ behaviour such as prostitution and drug-taking, as well as the consequences of the demonisation of areas of activity such as waste management, including the effectiveness of international prohibition regimes.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Public Policy or Political Science or equiv  
Mutual exclusions HSP208/308, HSA271/371  
Assessment mode 2,500-word essay (25%), 1,000-word report (25%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Reader (available from School of Government) Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Public Policy
Political Science
Police Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness Studies
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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