Politics, Power and Policy
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- 31 Aug 2020
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At completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal concepts and debates in politics, political institutions and processes, and public policy, including their contested character
- discuss the complexities of political and policy change, recognising how these processes are shaped by changing domestic and global interactions and contexts
- evaluate major political and policy challenges confronting global and national political actors and institutions
- construct logical and evidence based arguments
- manage and interpret empirical material
- communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.
- What is politics?
- Who has power?
- How do power and politics shape policy?
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
What is politics? Who has power? What shapes policy? This subject introduces students to key ideas, theories and debates relating to domestic and global political institutions and processes and their broader intersection. It then examines how these ideas, theories and debates shape major contemporary political and policy questions such as: inequality and injustice; gender and class; security and human rights; violence and peace; capital flows; people flows; imperialism, globalisation and the Global North/South divide; and climate change.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Workbook 1 (30%)
- Workbook 2 (30%)
- Invigilated Exam - Closed Book (40%)