May be taken as a Gender Studies unit.
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.
|Unit name||Politics of Activism|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
Dr M Alessandrini
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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HIR101 and HPP101
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Int:2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed:web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly
2,500-word essay (30%), 1,000-word report (20%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
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