DELIBERATION, PARTICIPATION, STATECRAFT
Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesResearch essay, group video/podcast activity, weekly blogs and discussion
Prerequisites Must have completed 60 credit points of level 1 subjects.
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn D'Cruz
SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
One 3.00 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
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.
Group video/podcast activity.
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.