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Re-inventing Governance

Enrolment code: HSG205/305

Offered: Hobart: semester 2 [by video-link], Launceston: semester 2

Unit description:

Focuses on the role of contemporary ideas in governance. The unit explores how those ideas influence our knowledge and understanding of governance. Ideas such as the market, the polis, the public good, public choice, economic rationalism, community, the ‘third way’, the ‘triple bottom line’ and knowledge are some of the central ideas that continue to play significant roles in contemporary governance. Ideas are constantly under challenge and are subject to change and interpretation. For example, what ideas might emerge as the retreat from economic rationalism evolves? This ‘battle over ideas’ is pivotal to our understanding of emerging governance. This unit tracks these central governance ideas over time and speculates as to which ideas might emerge in contemporary and future governance frameworks. As such the unit is particularly useful for students who are seeking a career in the public or community sectors.

Staff Dr T McCall For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 lectures weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in Public Policy or Political Science or equiv  
Assessment mode 2,000–2,500-word essay (40%), 1,000-word report (20%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Reader (available from the School of Government) Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Political Science
Public Policy
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies)
Bachelor of Social Science
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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