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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA201 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA203 Media and Politics
(Not Offered 2011)
HSA204 Politics in Literature and Film
HSA205 American Politics
(Not Offered 2011)
HSA222 Washington to Westminster: Comparative Politics
HSA226 Green Politics, Parties and Governance
HSA240 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2011)
HSA241 Issues in Australian Politics
HSA258 International Relations of Asia
HSA260 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2011)
HSA270 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
(Not Offered 2011)
HSD205 Policing and Governance
HSD208 Business-Government Relations
HSD223 Sustainable Community Governance
(Not Offered 2011)
HSD229 Global Environmental Policy
(Not Offered 2011)
HSD230 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD231 Social Policy in Welfare States
HSD241 Global Political Economy
HSD242 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD243 Understanding Public Policy
HSG201 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2011)
HSG202 Political Activism and Community Engagement
(Not Offered 2011)
HSG203 Order, Violence and Justice
HSG205 Understanding Governance
HSG206 Special Topic in Government
HSG207 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2011)
HSG213 NGOs and Global Governance
HSG214 Measuring Sustainable Governance: Assessment and Indicators
HSP200 Special Topic in Policing
HSP220 Risk Management: Interpersonal Violence
HSP221 Risk Management: Property Loss
HSP222 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations A
HSP223 Investigation Social Behaviour B
HSP224 Social Conflict Resolution B
HSR200 International Security
HSR201 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HIR209 Third World Development Politics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HIR309


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HIR209 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 I Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 N Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates


Focuses on the problems experienced by the world's less and least developed countries. Such countries -- in Africa, Asia and Latin America -- are struggling to develop in a political-economic context characterised by high rates of infant mortality, malnutrition, poverty, and illiteracy. The unit introduces students to theories of Third World development, including modernisation, dependency, basic needs, state-led, market-led and sustainable development perspectives. Case studies of successful and unsuccessful development are presented that include the contribution of international aid organisations like the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the World Food Program. Australia's aid contribution is analysed including its official develop assistance program run by AusAid and its voluntary aid programs run by non-governmental organisations such as CARE Australia, Oxfam, etc.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


200 level: tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay (15%), 2,000-word comparative case study (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

300 level: tutorial participation (10%), 1,000-word minor essay(15%), 2,500 word comparative case study (35%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2-hr lecture weekly alternating between Hobart and Launceston campuses, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - W,I,N
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H,L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

M.Excl HIR309 HSG207/307
Prereq 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr F Gale (Coordinator)

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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