ATS4333 - Issues in politics, governance and research - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Politics and International Relations


Dr Nicholas Economou

Dr Ben Wellings

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This is an Honours unit that reflects on research ethics and methods in political studies, and then investigates some of the core issues in debates about governance including the capacity of executive power to make effective policy, the role of the legislature, how interests may be mediated, and what challenges confront supranational governance.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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