Units of Study

GOVT1101 - Australian Politics

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stewart Murdo Jackson


This unit introduces students to debates about the nature and limits of Australian democracy, to the major institutions of Australian politics, and to the distribution of power in Australian society. Major institutions and forces such as parliament, executive government, the federal system, political parties and the media are examined as arenas of power, conflict and consensus. Who rules? How? Which groups are excluded?


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x1000wd critical research exercise (10%), 1x 2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


Texts to be advised.


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


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