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Civil Society: Politics and Policy (8716.2)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (177980) - View
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    This unit examines civil society as a major factor determining politics and policy both in Australia and globally. Social movements and civil society organizations not only exert direct influence on political institutions (lobbying political parties, politicians, government and the executive). They also transform wider public attitudes to politics via mass and social media, culture, identity and personal politics. This unit will examine these 'extra-institutional' dimensions of politics and their various influences on policy.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. demonstrate a working knowledge of key concepts, ideas and policy issues in the study of civil society
    2. demonstrate an understanding of civil society theory and practice in Australia and internationally
    3. reflect critically on a range of contemporary issues in relation to the politics and policy of civil society
    4. demonstrate the capacity to research, present and critically reflect on civil society issues
    5. engage in discussions on the complexities of researching and resolving civil society issues
    6. demonstrate UC graduate attributes, in particular the ability to persuasively communicate positions on civil society, and think independently

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thought OR 6606 Government Business Relations

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