Local Government (7076.4)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society|
This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:
- Version 3 - Start Date: 01/01/2009 End Date: 31/12/2012
- Version 4 - Start Date: 01/01/2013 End Date: 31/12/2015
- Version 1 - Start Date: 01/01/2006 End Date: 31/12/2006
- Version 2 - Start Date: 01/01/2007 End Date: 31/12/2008
This unit examines sub-national government from a theoretical and comparative perspective. Students will be introduced to theoretical and conceptual issues relating to local-level government and decentralisation, and will apply them to the experience of Australia and other selected countries. Particular attention will be paid to contemporary local government reform and the case of the ACT.
- an awareness of theories and concepts used in the analysis and understanding of local level government; be able to apply those theories to actual experiences; be familiar with Australian systems of sub-national government; be familiar with the ACT experience of local government; and have a critical, problem-solving orientation and appropriate skills for analysis of government at the local level.
Three hours per week.
Completion of Year 1 units, or permission of unit convener.