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Gender and Policy - POL826

This unit examines the compatibility of gendered political institutions with a contemporary society that embraces modern ideals of equality, liberty, anti-discrimination and individual choice. Students will theorise and analyse the structural processes that position gendered individuals in unequal relations of power. They will analyse how gendered institutions and systems work in practice; the role of the state in sustaining them; the claims of those who contest these normative institutions; and gender's specific products and effects, such as women's lower wages; the exclusion of homosexuality from normative public life; sex segregation in employment; and heterosexual male dominance in political life.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Compulsory)

Staff Contact(s): Politics staff

Admission to MPPP or MPASR or MIntRel or GradDipPASR or GradCertPP or GradDipPP or GradDipIntRel or MIntLawGovPP or MIntBusMIntRel or MTransInterMIntRel Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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