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Political Parties and Policy - POL831

This unit looks at the impact of elections, party politics and changes of government on the policy process. Case studies drawn from recent federal and state elections are used to evaluate the conduct and impact of election campaigns, the extent to which policy formation within political parties is participative and democratic, and the impact of the transition to government on pre-election policies. The unit explores the evolution of theories around political representation and the functions of political parties in democratic systems. It critically analyses scholarly debate around the cartelisation and decline of political parties, and its application to the Australian context.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Politics staff

Admission to MPPP or MPASR or GradDipPASR or GradCertPP or GradDipPP or MIntLawGovPP 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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