DELIBERATION, PARTICIPATION, STATECRAFT

POL2DPS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do individuals and groups participate in politics, and how can we as individuals position ourselves in relation to processes of change at the community, state and international levels? What models of deliberation and participation are privileged in grassroots, state and global politics, and how is self-determination enacted and contested through them? This unit uses a series of case studies to explore these issues, with a particular view to making sense of the relationship between grassroots and elite politics in processes of social and political change. The course will examine the history and role of the state in shaping the world, before turning to an exploration of those groups disenfranchised by the state, and grassroots movements that have attempted to re-order the world and the way states and individuals interact. Case studies will include the women#s movement, movements fighting for the rights of indigenous peoples such as in Australia and Palestine, liberation movements, Occupy, and the queer movement, amongst others.



SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKumuda Simpson-Gray

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in either ABIR or LWLINT/LWLIR and have completed POL1SNS or must be enrolled in AMIRL. AMIRL students do not need to have completed POL1SNS.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is a core choice option for students in the Bachelor of International Relations.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse and report on the interaction of grassroots, state and global processes.

Activities:
Research essay, group video/podcast activity, weekly blogs and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Read and research critically on social movements and political change.

Activities:
Weekly blogs and discussion
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Describe and analyse the actors who participate in the negotiation of social and political change at the grassroots, state and global level, in a nuanced and critically engaged manner.

Activities:
Group video/podcast activity
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Develop complex and coherent arguments on the basis of case study analysis.

Activities:
Research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKumuda Simpson-Gray

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Require lecture theatre with projector, computer, echo360, document camera, VCR"

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Tutorials occur after the lecture. Room requires whiteboard and non-fixed furniture."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Major research essay (2500 words)Students will be required to respond to one set question and draw on at least one of the case studies covered.60 01, 04
Group video/podcast activity (equiv. 1000 words)Students will be required to work in small groups to produce a background briefing video or podcast (10 minutes max) to provide context and foundational information to their peers about case studies being studied in weeks 4-11. In addition students must provide an annotated further reading list (5-6 sources) and 4-5 discussion questions for their peers to respond to in the weekly blogs. This must be posted20 01, 03
Weekly blogs and discussion (equiv. 1000 words over the semester)Students must respond to at least one of the questions set in the background briefing video and respond to at least one of their colleagues' comments. Each response must be approx. 80-100 words and are due before tutorials.20 01, 02