Chinese Politics (GOVT6111)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will examine the internal governance of the People's Republic of China and aspects of its external relations. It begins by tracing the emergence of the PRC's political system after 1949, focussing on key features of Maoism and the rationale of Post-Mao reforms. It then considers the remarkable economic, demographic and social changes that have occurred in recent years and how China's government has responded to a range of crucial challenges. In particular the unit will provide critical insights into how concepts like democracy, human rights, civil society and 'rule of law' have developed within the Chinese context. Finally the unit will analyse the impact of 'globalization' on China's political system.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x1000wd equivalent Oral debate (10%), 1x3000wd Essay (50%), 1x2hr Examination (30%), 1x Seminar participation (10%),

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Corequisites

CHSC6901 for Master of China Public Administration and Master of China Studies

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.