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AIP205 - Democracy and Citizenship

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Offering information:

* Offered at Warrnambool Campus in alternating years: 2014, 2016

Enrolment modes:

(B, G, W*, X)

Offerings: Trimester 1
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Vandenberg
Incompatible with: AIP305
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit examines the theory and practice of democracy and citizenship from both a historical and thematic perspective. Students will be encouraged to consider different models of democracy and their conceptions of citizenship, as well as a number of contemporary challenges to them. These challenges include those posed by capitalism, patriarchy and cultural pluralism. The unit also discusses new thinking about how to improve the practice of democracy and citizenship, with reference to the topics of associative democracy, social democracy, deliberative democracy, transnational democracy and global citizenship.


Tutorial participation 25%, Minor assignment 1000 words 25%, Major assignment 2000 words 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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