CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
Credit points: 15
This subject focuses on the key issues at stake in contemporary Australian politics and public policy. The subject begins by introducing students to the major theoretical perspectives on policy-making, along with the historical and structural factors that shape government in Australia. We then focus in depth on a selection of policy issues that have been central to the political agenda in recent years, including welfare reform and disadvantage, industrial relations reform, climate change and media policy. While not all students will have done POL1RAP or POL1AUP, prior knowledge of the institutional structure of Australian politics is assumed. This subject is recommended for Honours students intending to research an Australian topic for their Honours thesis.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval
Incompatible subjects POL2CAP
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||An Introduction to Australian Public Policy.2nd ed.||Recommended||Maddison, S. + Denniss, R.||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013|
|Readings||Introduction to Australian public policy||Recommended||Fenna, A.||2ND ED., LONGMAN 2004|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNicholas Barry
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|Research paper: 2,000 words||50|
|Two in-class tests (equivalent to 2,000 words in total).||50|