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Comparative Politics (9551.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society

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    Syllabus

    This unit focuses its efforts on exploring the formal, public sphere of politics and power relations through a systematic study and comparison of types of government and political systems. Comparatists (practitioners of comparative politics) seek to identify and understand the similarities and differences between these systems by taking broad topics and breaking them down into factors that can be found in individual systems. The goal of the comparative method is to identify the factors and/or categories of analysis to effectively compare and contrast different political phenomena.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and differentiate between various theoretical research paradigms employed in the social sciences;

    2. Apply comparative methodology to the study of political systems;

    3. Identify and explain various comparative methodologies used to compare various political systems;

    4. Distinguish between unitary, federal, and confederal governmental models;

    5. Compare and contrast political cultures in selected countries;

    6. Compare and contrast political socialisation in selected countries;

    7. Compare and contrast the roles and functions of political parties in selected countries;

    8. Compare and contrast the role of the judicial branch in selected countries;

    9. Compare and contrast the role of the bureaucracy and the policy process in selected countries; and

    10. Identify and explain political challenges and changing agendas in selected countries.

    Assessment Items

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    Contact Hours

    150 learning hours in online self-paced mode.

    Prerequisites

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

    Corequisites

    None.

    Assumed Knowledge

    NONE

    Incompatible Units

    NONE.

    Equivalent Units

    NO.



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