Units of Study

GOVT2114 - The Australian Political Party System

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Stewart Murdo Jackson


The unit examines the Australian party system, including colonial-era pre-party politics, the development of major parties (Labor, Liberal and National) and minor parties (Democrats, Greens, One Nation etc), parties and ideology, parties and social movements, internal party politics, parties and the law, parties and elections, parties and parliamentary politics, and parties and public policy. Emphasis is placed on how theoretical and comparative models of political parties help to explain Australian party politics.


2500wd essay (40%) and 1500wd website review (20%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations




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