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Politics of Communications Policy - POL856

This unit examines rapidly changing communications developments and their impact on policy-making; on the other hand, the unit critically surveys the political, economic, social and cultural rationales that underpin the federal government’s communications regulatory and industry policies. Consideration will be given to the historical and current role of communications in ‘nation-building’ and national competition strategies, and in the constitution of public opinion. The relationship of media content and institutions to the political process will be canvassed with a particular focus on the role of public broadcasting and ‘new’ media.

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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