Politics, Power and Policy
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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.
- Introduction to the key ideas and debates relating to domestic and global political institutions and processes, and their intersection
- Exploration of a range of analytical frameworks that have shaped understandings of politics and power
- Application of debates and theories to contemporary real world political and policy challenges (both domestic and global).
- Challenges explored include: equality and justice; 'security'; peace and conflict; political economy; identities (such as 'race', ethnicity, gender and class); refugee flows; the legacy of imperialism and the Global North/South divide; terrorism and climate change.
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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 (24%)
- Workbook 2 (36%)
- Oral assessment (40%)
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