Faculty of Arts
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|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Politics and International Relations|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2015 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Nick Economou; Dr Ben MacQueen|
This unit compares approaches to government in Westminster (Australia), presidential (United States) and authoritarian (Iran) systems. Topics include the impact of political traditions on the growth and structure of government; the relevance of federalism and regionalism; the way legislatures and executives interact with each other in the making of public policy, and the way publics communicate policy demands to government.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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