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PLT2701

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Paul Strangio

Synopsis

This unit involves a detailed analysis of the structure and functions of Victoria's State Polity in a comparative perspective. Victoria's place in Australia's federalism is examined as is the constitutional architecture of the State (parliament, Governor, Cabinet, Bureaucracy and regulating agencies such as the Auditor General). Electoral arrangements, voter behaviour and the State political parties are investigated as is the political economy of Victoria. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between demographics and political behaviour in the State. Victoria's machinery of public policy making is examined both from input and output perspectives.

Assessment

Essay (2000 word): 40%
Tutorial presentation: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Paul Strangio

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics

Prohibitions

PCY2/3005,PLT3701