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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA201 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA202 Approaches to International Relations
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA203 Media and Politics
HSA204 Politics in Literature and Film
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA210 Political Ideologies
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA212 Political Thought: Liberal Democracy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA222 Comparative Political Systems
HSA227 Politics of Democratisation, East and West
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA240 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA241 Australian Political Institutions
HSA258 International Relations of Asia
HSA260 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA262 Foreign Correspondence: Foreign Policy and the Media
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA270 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSA271 The Politics of International Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD205 Policing and Governance
HSD207 Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation
HSD208 Business-Government Relations
HSD223 Regional Development Policy
HSD227 Media Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD229 Global Environmental Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD230 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD231 Social Policy in Welfare States
HSD239 Asian Environmental Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD240 Women and Public Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD241 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD242 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD243 Understanding Public Policy
HSG200 Approaches to Political Analysis
HSG201 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG202 Political Activism: Local to Global
HSG203 International Cooperation
HSG204 Building Blocs: Economic Regionalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG205 Re-inventing Governance
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG206 Special Topic in Government
HSG207 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG208 Inside the New Europe
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG210 Advanced Seminar in Government
HSP200 Special Topic in Policing
HSP214 Policing Practices
HSR200 International Security
HSR201 Great Power Foreign Policies

2013 HPP205 Business-Government Relations

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP305

Not Offered


The unit explores the relationship between business, government and civil society actors (unions, think tanks, non-governmental organisations) in capitalist countries, including Australia. Following an examination of different models of business-government relations (liberal, corporatist, authoritarian, communitarian), the unit analyses the history of business-government relations in Australia, the United States and Japan, and examines their different arrangements for regulating trade practices, maintaining competitiveness and managing workplace relations.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (35%), 1,000-word book review (15%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (35%), 1,000-word book review (15%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

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

Note: Class attendance may still be required

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

Prereq 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
M.Excl HPP305, HSD208/308


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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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