This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the workings of the Australian state, its courts, levels of government, and policy making forums.
Students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to research contemporary political and public policy controversies across a broad range of issues including democracy in principle and practice, the 'left, centre and right' in Australian politics, contested national identity, and the role of parties, public participation, the Prime Minister, ministerial staff, the separation of powers and federalism.
|Unit name||Contemporary Australian politics|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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- 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
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On Campus: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Off Campus: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word short essay (20%),2 hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
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