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Local Government (7076.4)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society

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    Availability

    This unit is no longer offered. Information may be available for Units in the following years:

    Syllabus

    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. 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.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.

    Prerequisites

    Completion of Year 1 units, or permission of unit convener.

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