Some of the most contentious issues in political economy concern the role of the state in relation to contemporary economic problems. This unit of study examines particular economic policies, how they are shaped by competing theories, interests and ideologies, and how they operate in practice. Emphasis is placed on the Australian experience. Attention is also given to how economic policy is shaped by international economic conditions.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd Essay (25%), 2x2000wd Essay (35%), 1.5hr exam (30%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Political Economy