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POL1104 Foundations of Politics and Government
Credit Points: 15
Students will be introduced to the foundations of politics and government in terms of the institutions, ideas and concepts that shape politics at the national and international level. Issues to be examined will include the nature of power, the operation of the institutions of state, political socialisation and participation, the major ideologies underpinning politics and styles of leadership. The unit will also examine the major types of government in the world today: democratic, authoritarian and dictatorships. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary examples to illustrate the key ideas and concepts.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MIAAHMIndigenous Studies Minor
MAAABIPolicy and Governance Major
MABUSTPolitics and International Relations Major
MIAAHOPolitics and International Relations Minor
MABUTYSocial Science Education Major
MIAAGZSocial Science Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013