units

ATS2702

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Paul Strangio

Notes

Previously coded PLT2701

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 Ben MacQueen

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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

Politics

Prohibitions

PCY2005/PCY3005, ATS3702