Core unit for Politics and Policy Major
This unit provides a detailed account of the history, evolution and impact of political parties and political leaders across the world. It explores cases and examples from both democratic and authoritarian regimes, highlighting the different ways that political representation can be manifested.
It covers questions such as: Why, for instance, are some countries experiencing political polarisation and/or disengagement while others are not? What impact do electoral systems have on political culture? Why has the US Democratic Party, whose power was formerly the deep south, now taken control of the north, while the Republican Party has moved in the other direction? What exactly does a populist party look like? In answering these questions the unit extends students' knowledge of political science by introducing key concepts, methods and cases in comparative politics.
|Unit name||Parties, Leaders, Elections and Campaigns|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr Glenn Kefford
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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HIR101 or HPP101
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On Campus: 1.5 hour web based lecture delivered weekly, 1 tutorial weekly;
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
Minor essay 1000 words (20%), tutorial participation (10%), Major essay – 2500 words (40%), 2-hr end-of-semester exam (30%).
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