Just how important are parliaments to democracy? This unit takes a critical look at how well Australian parliaments carry out their representative, law-making and accountability functions. Analytical material will be complemented by practical insights from members and staff of the NSW Parliament.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1250wd Short Paper (25%), 1x1250wd Draft Inquiry Submission (25%), 1x2000wd Critical Analysis Paper (50%)
12 Senior credit points in Government and GOVT1101 or 12 credit points a 2000 level in Politics or International Relations