Comparative Democratic Politics (GOVT6150)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit examines the institutions, structures and conflicts of stable liberal democracies. It compares Australian patterns with those of Western Europe, North America and Japan. It considers theories of different types of democratic politics, especially Lijphart's contrast between consensual and majoritarian systems. In doing so the unit looks at the central democratic political institutions, such as legislatures, executives, party and electoral systems, and relates these to policy processes and to the broader socio-economic environments.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Design Computing
- Executive Master of Public Administration
- Graduate Certificate in International Relations
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Master of Administrative Law and Policy
- Master of International Law
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Public Policy
Further unit of study information
1x4000wd Essay (45%), 2x 1000wd Seminar papers (40%), 1x Seminar participation (15%)
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