Australian Politics (GOVT1101)

UNIT OF STUDY

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?

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Classes

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

Assessment

2000wd essay (40%) and 1000wd critical research exercise (10%) and 2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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