Units of Study
SCLG2621 - Power, Politics and Society
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Karl Maton
Phone: +61 2 9351 3902
This unit will examine the core theoretical perspectives in the sociology of power, political action and political structures (Weber, Michels, Lukes, Mills etc.) and the central empirical issues in political sociology. These issues include state formation and governance, political ideas and ideologies in a "knowledge society", political parties, social movements and interest groups, globalisation, modernity and post-modern politics. It will engage with these concerns in relation to a selection of contemporary Australian and global issues in political sociology.
1x2000wd research essay (45%) and 1xtake-home exam (55%)
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2
SCLG1001 and SCLG1002
this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program
A timetable is not available for this session.
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