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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Ken Coghill


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.


Our students will be able to:

  1. explain the concept of Integrated Governance and governance issues affecting nations, international regions and the global community
  2. identify the roles and dynamic relationships of the public sector, private sector and civil society in good governance
  3. create and develop ideas for reform of governance to meet particular policy objectives.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Ken Coghill

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0105, 0319, 2099, 2778, 1065, 3801, 1506, 2643, 2642, 0200, 0201, 0028 or 1822 or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.