The policy analysis must address the following: (Top – Down Theory) – You case study has to be content analysis and discourse analysis 1. Locate the policy you reviewed as part of assessment 2 within the broader policy area within which it is located (Asylum seeker and refugees mandatory detention). 2. Identify the social, economic, political and historical factors shaping the implementation and development of your chosen policy in the relevant policy area. Here, you must provide an analysis of the relationship and intersection between various aspects of the policy making process, including relations of power/interests, operating within the relevant policy area 3. You must support your argument with evidence when determining factors that are currently at play and factors that have been overlooked. Factors that have been overlooked; for instance: Asylum Seekers voice (voiceless), Humanity (Human aspect), etc – provide deep analysis. You can use an essay format to structure your work. Your introduction must identify the policy area that will form part of your social science analysis. It must also document the approach you will take to analyse your chosen policy area. Your body section must contain headings that address the content noted above. Your conclusion must contain a summary of your analysis. The purpose of this assessment is to demonstrate your understanding of the policy process and your ability to analyse a relevant policy area. Further VERY IMPORTANT/ CRITICAL instructions/ examples to follow that Provided by the unit coordinator to help me rewrite my paper: 1. The policy of mandatory detention is situated within the broader policy area of immigration (specific to asylum seekers and refugees). Persons are placed in mandatory detention if they attempt to arrive in Australia illegally, that is, without a Visa (and proper documentation). They are considered to unlawful non—citizens while those who arrive in Australia with a valid visa are considered lawful noncitizens. This is a broader immigration issue (illegal maritime arrivals). 2. The approach you will take to analyse your chosen policy area’ means, how will you analyse the information? We have discussed various theoretical ideas over the semester. Some examples include risk and the risk society, nee—liberalism, Stone’s work on policy transfer, Weiss (1983) and her work on ideology, interests and information, constructionism (wk 10 tutorial)I gLobalisation and so on.
You may want to consider using a CONTENT ANALYSIS APPROACH or a DISCOURSE ANALYSIS analyse your work as well. Basically, you are required to frame your analysis— framed by theory and analysed using the examples I provided above (eg. content analysis, discourse analysis, so you will need to draw out patterns and insights from your research. So if you adopt a content analysis approach, the information can be analysed using two ways— 1. Descriptive— so the information is telling you X, 2. Interpretative — what is the purpose of this information? A discourse analysis might involve focusing on the type of language that is being used and how it is being used (e.g. you might find that the Australian Government (via its laws and policy‘, is using authoritative forms of language, and using particular words such as ‘border protection’, community safety is our priority’. Again, these are just examples. 3. You may focus on some areas more than others. So YOU HAVE TO ADDRESS ALL FACTORES (social, economic, political and historical factors) but there may be an imbalance in the material presented. For example, your findings may YIELD more information on political and historical factors as opposed to social and economic. That would mean your analysis is focused more on the political and historical but does mention/ engage with the other two factors. You may need to preface that your analysis will focus more on X factors because your preliminary research yielded more relevant information on them (again, this may not be the case in your situation you will determine what the main focus will be after you do your research). 4. Historical may be a focus on the changes to immigration policy – the shift towards mandatory detention of asylum seekers detention of asylum seekers (Keating Government) originally a temporary measure to address a specific issue at the time. You may document You may document how controls have become tighter more exclusionary. Shift that has been happening, histerical how it has been shifted. Stopped people from entering into Australia and the Howard government.
5. Political, you may look at the role of the Australian Government m enforcing tough (breach of UN Conventions) measures contrary the UN Conventions it is a signatory ofhere you can look at the tension between the political response to asylum seekers in Australia and how it is positioned by the UN (The UN condemns Australia’s position for myriad reasons – e.g breach of human rights, breach of various Convections, breach of obligation of non – redoublement etc). Some of the issues that Australia wanted to have “low responsibility” by shifting them to PNG. Australia has paid $XXX amount of dollars to PNG to negate responsibility. (Political and economic factors). Talk about discourse, Security border protection community safety. Globalisation, Australia VS Global Reponses, UN tensions, The discourse of illegal and legal genuine and nongenuine refugee and how it shapes the policy response. You Must talk about SOVEREIGNTY. Sovereign power, Not to ignore the UN, Elitist, Analysis of power/interest. Focus on the border protection 6. Social – You may look at the role of media and their construction of Asylum seekers as ‘queue jumpers’, ‘possible terrorists’ etc, and how that filters into the broader political approach/response to asylum seekers. We have explored the power of the media in various stages of the policy process, so it is important to investigate their role on this issue. 7. Economic – You may discuss the cost of the agreements Australia has with Papua New Guinea, the cost offshore processing centres, and discuss whether this is an efficient way to spend federal monies.