Politics and Democracy (11239.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse and advocate solutions to political and democratic problems in historical and contemporary international context;
2. Identify and investigate different political systems and forms of government; the nature and distribution of power in them; the social, economic and cultural contexts within which they operate; and the relationships between them;
3. Appraise and assess the nature of democratic government and consider why democracy has historically been regarded as the worst form of government to the contemporary elevation of democracy as the best form of government;
4. Comprehend and articulate how politics and democracy are mediated to stimulate and negotiate different interpretations of democratic issues and events; and
5. Gather, organise and deploy evidence to construct reasoned argument, synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement using data, research and information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Dr Mary Walsh|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Mary Walsh|
There is NO textbook for this unit.
The tutorial discussion is based upon the lectures.
There is an extensive reading list in Readings in Canvas.
Students are expected to listen to lectures on-line prior to the weekly tutorials.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to use Word processing.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Dr Mary Walsh is an Associate Professor in Politics and Political Theory who came to the University of Canberra in 2001. Previously she taught at the University of Queensland, Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology. Dr Walsh has received numerous teaching awards since 1998.
In 2015 & 2016, Mary received the UCSA Lecturer of the Year Award. In 2014, Mary received the University level award from the UC Student Association for Favourite Lecture in the unit Politics and Democracy for her feminism lecture. In 2013, Mary received the UC Student Association inaugural awards for Favourite Lecturer in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, and Favourite Unit for Introduction to Politics and Government. She also received the University level award from the UC Student Association for Favourite Lecture in 2013 for Australian Political Parties in the unit Introduction to Politics and Government. In 2012, Mary received a Faculty of Business, Government and Law award for Excellence in Mentoring a Faculty Student Society (PIRaNaS) with Professor Peter Leahy and a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association.
In 2011, Mary received an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation Award for her Politics Mentoring Program and a 2011 Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association. In 2010, she received the University of Canberra Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, the University of Canberra Unit Satisfaction Survey (USS) Recognition award for Politics and Democracy for the Faculty of Business and Government and a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching in Political Science from the American Political Science Association.
Dr Walsh is the convenor of the Bachelor of Politics and International Relations and associated double degrees and convenes the Bachelor of Australian Politics and Public Policy and associated double degrees. She convenes the Bachelor of Philosophy Honours program.Dr Walsh has published numerous book chapters, journal articles and review essays (some of which are listed below) and reviews books for Contemporary Political Theory (UK), the Australian Journal of Political Science and the Australian Journal of Public Administration. She is a member of the American Political Science Association, the British Political Studies Association and the Australian Political Studies Association (where she has served on the executive 2008-2009).
Walsh, M (2020) "'She just won't lie down and die': Gillard, Sexism, Misogyny and Australian Political Leadership", Lee-Koo and Ghazarian (eds) Gender and Australian Political Leadership, UNSW Press.
Walsh, M (2019) 'The Revolving Door of Australian Prime Ministers', in Mark Evans, Michelle Grattan and Brendan McCaffrie (eds) From Turnbull to Morrison: The Trust Divide, Melbourne University Press, pp. 330-336.
Walsh, M (2018) 'Freedom from Democracy: Progressive Populism and the Rise of Global Corporate Power', Democratic Theory, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Winter, pp. 37-55.
Walsh, M (2016) 'Five Prime Ministers: a crisis, a political aberration or the new normal', From Abbott to Turnbull: A New Direction?, Echo Books: Victoria: pp.323-342.
Walsh, M (2014) ‘The Gillard Government, the Coalition and Asylum Seekers,' in Aulich. C. (ed) The Gillard Governments, Melbourne University Press, pp. 125-140.
Walsh, M (2011) ‘Arendtian Thinking through Politics in Dark Times and Beyond', in the Australian Journal of Political Science, September issue.
Walsh, M (2010) 'Intergenerational Dialogue in the Age of Post-Feminism: A Conversation between Anne Summers and Emily Maguire', forthcoming in Australian Feminist Studies, June edition.
Walsh, M (2010) 'Judith Butler, Political Theory and the 'troubling' of politics,' Australian Journal of Political Science, June edition.
Ian Cook, Mary Walsh & Jeff Harwood, (2009) Government & Democracy in Australia, second edition, Oxford University Press.
Batainah, H & Walsh, M (2008) 'From multiculturalism to citizenship,' in Aulich, C & Wettenhall, R (eds) Howard's Fourth Government: Australian Commonwealth Administration 2004-2007, Sydney: UNSW Press, pp. 227-243.
Walsh, M (2008) 'Simone de Beauvoir: Political Thinker and Philosophical Writer,' Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 43, No. 2, June 2008, pp. 347-354.
Walsh, M & Karolis, A (2008) 'Being Australian, Australian Nationalism & Australian Values,' Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 43, No. 4, December 2008, pp. 719-727.
Walsh, M (2007) ‘Hannah Arendt & Political Theory,' Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 42, No. 3, September, pp. 509-514.
Walsh, M (2007) ‘Historical Reception of Machiavelli', in Patricia Vilches and Gerald Seaman (eds) Seeking Real Truths: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Machiavelli, USA: Brill Academic Press, pp. 273-301.