Units of Study

GOVT2331 - Social Change and Politics

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Chen


This unit examines how processes of social change are shaped by a variety of non-institutionalised political actors, including individuals, interest groups and social movements. It will answer questions such as: What is political participation? How and why do people act politically in Australia? How does participation both shape policy agendas and lead to societal change? The main conceptual topics include: political participation, political socialisation, civil society, interest groups and social movements. This conceptual framework will be used to examine the strategic repertoires adopted by movements and groups in society, including: young people, environmental movements, identity movements, the labour movement, anti-corporate globalisation action and community-based politics.


1500wd campaign case analysis (30%) and 1500wd team campaign design project (30%) and 1.5hr exam (30%) and lecture and online participation (10%)


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


12 Junior credit points in Government and International Relations




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