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ATS2699

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Nick Economou

Notes

Previously coded PLT2521

Synopsis

This is an advanced unit in Australian Politics which concentrates on the political party system. It involves an examination of

  1. the emergence of the Australian party system;
  2. the organisation and ideologies of the parties;
  3. the role of parties within parties;
  4. the nature of competition among the parties;
  5. the relationship between political parties and social movements; and
  6. the relationship between the party system and the electoral system. A theme of the subject will be the way the parties exercise political power in Australia.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nick Economou

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

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

Politics

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in Politics or permission.

Prohibitions

ATS3699