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Politics and Democracy (675.7)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy

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    Syllabus

    This subject provides an introduction to the study of democratic theory and its translation into political practice. Debates over what is democracy and ideologies that address the issue of how political society should be organised, such as liberalism and socialism are discussed, with the focus on the role of the state. The course also examines citizen participation in the democratic process through political parties and pressure groups and the role of the media.

    Learning Outcomes

    DESCRIPTION:

    1. What politics is and the ways in which it can be studied.

    2. Democracy as an ideal, interpreted differently by various political ideologies.

    3. Links between the political, political ideologies, democratic ideals and politics.

    4. different ideas about how a state should be governed.

    5. the arguments for and against each ideology and the differences between them.

    6. modern identity politics.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    One two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial a week.

    Prerequisites

    None

    Incompatible Units

    9548 Introduction to Politics

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