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Unit Code
Unit Title
HSA301 Race and Ethnic Politics
HSA302 Approaches to International Relations
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA303 Media and Politics
HSA304 Politics in Literature and Film
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA310 Political Ideologies
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA312 Political Thought: Liberal Democracy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA322 Comparative Political Systems
HSA327 Politics of Democratisation, East and West
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA340 Australian Foreign Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA341 Australian Political Institutions
HSA358 International Relations of Asia
HSA360 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA361 Parliamentary Internship
HSA362 Foreign Correspondence: Foreign Policy and the Media
(Not Offered 2007)
HSA370 Espionage, Terror and Global Disorder
HSA371 The Politics of International Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD305 Policing and Governance
HSD307 Sex, Drugs and Toxic Waste: Risk and Regulation
HSD308 Business-Government Relations
HSD316 Public Sector Internship
HSD323 Regional Development Policy
HSD327 Media Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD329 Global Environmental Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD330 Australian Environmental Policy
HSD331 Social Policy in Welfare States
HSD339 Asian Environmental Justice
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD340 Women and Public Policy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD341 Global Political Economy
(Not Offered 2007)
HSD342 Antarctic and Oceans Policy
HSD343 Understanding Public Policy
HSD711 Research Thesis B
HSG300 Approaches to Political Analysis
HSG301 Contemporary Issues in Government
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG302 Political Activism: Local to Global
HSG303 International Cooperation
HSG304 Building Blocs: Economic Regionalism
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG305 Re-inventing Governance
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG306 Special Topic in Government
HSG307 Third World Development Politics
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG308 Inside the New Europe
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG309 Innovation in Regional Development
(Not Offered 2007)
HSG310 Advanced Seminar in Government
HSP300 Special Topic in Policing
HSP314 Policing Practices
HSR300 International Security
HSR301 Great Power Foreign Policies

2012 HSA360 Tasmanian Politics and Australian Federalism

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSA260

Not Offered


Introduces students to both Tasmanian politics and the politics of Australian federalism as seen from the state perspective. The specific features of Tasmanian politics will be used to help explain the broader changes in contemporary Australian federalism. Special attention will be given to understanding the needs of Tasmania in responding to the dynamics of Australian federal policy-making.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: 2,000-word essay (30%), 1,000-word tutorial paper (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)
300 level: 2,500-word essay (30%), 1,000-word tutorial paper (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr end-of-sem exam (50%)

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

   Web supported - H,L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - I,N,W,H,L
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

Prereq 2 Introductory HSG units

STAFF: Professor Aynsley Kellow (Coordinator)

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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.

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