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HPP309

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HIR301 Great Power Foreign Policies
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR302 International Security
HIR303 International Relations of Asia
HIR304 Order, Violence and Justice
HIR305 Australian Foreign Policy
HIR306 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR307 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR308 International Cooperation
HIR309 Third World Development Politics
HIR310 Global Environmental Governance
(Not Offered 2013)
HIR311 Approaches to International Relations
HPP301 Understanding Governance
HPP302 Understanding Public Policy
HPP305 Business-Government Relations
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP306 Green Politics, Parties and Governance
HPP308 Sustainable Community Governance
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP309 Political Activism and Community Engagement
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP310 Media and Politics
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP311 Social Policy in Welfare States
HPP312 Australian Environmental Politics and Policy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPP313 Landmarks in Political Science
HPP314 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HPP315 American Politics
HPP316 Parliamentary Internship
HPP317 Public Sector Internship
HPP318 Special Topic in Politics and International Relations
HPP320 Women, Politics and Power
HPP321 Sex. Drugs and Toxic Waste: The Politics of Risk and Regulation
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSP322 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP323 Social Conflict Resolution C
HSP325 Social Research in Professional Practice A
HSP326 Social Research in Professional Practice B
HSP327 Social Research in Professional Practice C
HSP332 Contemporary Social Issues and 'At Risk' Populations B
HSP333 Social Conflict Resolution C

2013 HPP309 Political Activism and Community Engagement

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPP209

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 - L,I,N,W
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 - L,I,N,W
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 HPP209, HSG202/302

STAFF: Dr M Alessandrini

FEES
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KEY

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