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Republicanism and Constitutionalism in Australia (12 points)


Leader: Brian Costar

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Notions of republicanism, monarchism and citizenship inherent in the constitution of the Australian polity. The constitution in this sense means both the written document with its surrounding conventions and the ideas and ideologies upon which the polity is founded. The debate over republicanism and constitutionalism in Australia will be explored from cultural, historical, institutional, theoretical and comparative perspectives.

Assessment: Essay (6000 words): 50% + Seminar participation: 10% + Examination (3 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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