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Governance (6 points)


Leader: Dr Ken Coghill

Caulfield First semester 2003 (OCL)
City First semester 2003 (Evening)
Singapore First semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (OCL)
City First semester 2004 (Evening)
Singapore First semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit challenges students to think through the issues that shape how communities are governed in Australia and elsewhere. Students of Australian and foreign backgrounds share their experiences in all spheres of government, the non-profit sector and the private sectors. It examines the basis of democratic society, how political systems work, and the relationships between politicians and public servants. It covers ethics and accountability, including the role of the media, and the importance of civil society - non-government networks and activity - in the operation of a community's governance.

Assessment: Four assignments (500 words (5%) each): 20% + Research essay (3500 words): 30% + Examination: 50%

Contact Hours: 3-hour class per week

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