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PLM4800

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Nick Economou

Synopsis

Major impacts on Australian national government and politics over the last two decades. The changing economic and social fabric of Australia; the impact of globalisation and the re-emergence of neo-liberal ideology. The changing Australian political tradition; recent challenges to representative and accountable governance; the increase in political disenchantment and the gradual dealignment of the electorate and the effect of these on the political parties; and, more generally, the form and nature of democracy in Australia.

Assessment

Essay (6000 words): 40%
Seminar presentation and participation: 20%
Examination (3 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nick Economou

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions

PLT4809,PLM5800