From Tas Together to S11, public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround concepts of participatory politics and policy development. Is there public disaffection with politics and government? Have we become less trusting of political institutions and increasingly indifferent toward democratic participation? What facilitates the current political fascination with a revival of civic engagement? How is the notion of 'community' activism developed in the current political environment and the market economy? The unit explores answers to these questions and introduces students to local, national and global studies of participatory politics and policy processes.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Fully online - N,I,W,L This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Resource dependent teaching & learning - N,I,W,L Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
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