Units of Study

SCLG2621 - Power, Politics and Society

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Karl Maton


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 1x2500wd take-home exam (55%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Additional Information

this unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program

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