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AIP207 - Political Parties and Social Movements

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Wise




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit furthers students’ knowledge about political parties. It surveys the histories and various configurations of political parties in Australia and other countries. It also examines how forms of mobilisation, including social movements, help to revitalise democracy. Topics may include: labour movements and parties of labour; civil rights and indigenous peoples’ rights movements; student radicalism including in the “sixties”; green movements and parties; feminist movements; new-right movements and neo-liberal parties; xenophobic populist parties; and the anti-corporate or global

economic justice movement and Occupy Wall Street movements.


First assignment (1000 words) 25%

Second assignment (1400 words) 35%

Exam (Two hours) 40%

Hurdle requirement:

Participation in weekly topic discussions, during campus based seminars or in CloudDeakin discussion groups 10%

Students who fail a hurdle requirement will be ineligible for a Pass Conceded grade for that unit and will receive a result of no more than 44% for that unit, waived under special consideration arrangements.

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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