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ATS3702

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Paul Strangio

Notes

Previously coded PLT3701

Synopsis

This unit involves a detailed analysis of the structure and functions of Victoria's State Polity in a comparative perspective. Victoria's place in Australia's federalism is examined as is the constitutional architecture of the State (parliament, Governor, Cabinet, Bureaucracy and regulating agencies such as the Auditor General). Electoral arrangements, voter behaviour and the State political parties are investigated as is the political economy of Victoria. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between demographics and political behaviour in the State. Victoria's machinery of public policy making is examined both from input and output perspectives.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 40%
Tutorial presentation: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Third year students will be required to undertake a question during the exam from a section devoted to issues of a more conceptual nature.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andrew Singleton

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Politics

Prohibitions

PCY2005/PCY3005, ATS2702