Core unit for Politics and Policy Major
This unit has two central goals. First, it aims to provide students with an introduction to comparative politics. Second, it seeks to provide students with advanced knowledge of politics in contrasting parts of the world. The unit consists of three modules: Module one introduces students to some of the central debates and methods in comparative politics. This includes a consideration of how and why to compare and what we can achieve by comparing. Module two focuses on key institutions and actors, such as political parties, one-party and electoral systems, and political leaders in the Chinese world and places them within a comparative context. Module three examines key phenomenon impacting democratic politics in the European context. This includes populism, de-alignment and re-alignment.
|Unit name||Parties, Leaders, Elections and Campaigns|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr Mark Harrison
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2020: $835.00||2020: $2,108.00||090101|
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HIR101 or HPP101
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPP204, HSA222, HSA322
On Campus: 1.5 hour weekly lecture delivered, 1 weekly tutorial;
Off campus: Recorded lecture weekly available on MyMedia site, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
Minor essay 1000 words (20%), tutorial participation (10%), Major essay – 2500 words (40%), Take-home exam (30%).
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