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Politics and Society (6 points)


Leader: Dr Keith Wilson

Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (OCL)
Singapore First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to major political philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Marx and Burke. These studies will be linked to theories developed in support of autocratic, totalitarian, republican and democratic institutions, processes of politics and government. The main approaches to modern political analysis: pluralism, elitism and various forms of structuralism will be examined. The radical critics of modern society and politics, including feminists will be introduced. These will include Nietzsche, Foucault, Pateman, and Habermas.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words) (on-campus include including oral presentation): 60% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture, 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: HPL1503 and HPL1504 or equivalents

Prohibitions: GSC2507

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