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2013 HPP209 Political Activism and Community Engagement

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP309

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

From Tas Together to S11, public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround concepts of participatory politics and policy development. Is there public disaffection with politics and government? Have we become less trusting of political institutions and increasingly indifferent toward democratic participation? What facilitates the current political fascination with a revival of civic engagement? How is the notion of 'community' activism developed in the current political environment and the market economy? The unit explores answers to these questions and introduces students to local, national and global studies of participatory politics and policy processes.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (30%), 1,000-word report (20%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (30%), 1,000-word report (20%), 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

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - N,I,W,L
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - N,I,W,L
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 1 Introductory HSG, HIR or HPP unit
M.Excl HPP309, HSG202/302

STAFF: Dr M Alessandrini

FEES
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