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Intergovernmental Relations - POL833

Intergovernmental relations present challenges and opportunities for policy makers, and these have intensified as a result of globalisation. This unit will look at the techniques used to overcome the difficulties of intergovernmental relations, and the legal and political issues which arise from divided and shared sovereignty. The unit considers recent developments in federal theory, and presents a comparative study of different models of federalism, evaluating their strengths and weaknesses. The unit considers Australian federalism in detail, using case studies, and examining constitutional and fiscal aspects of federalism, the changing balance of power between the state and federal levels of government.

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


Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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