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AIP307 - Comparative Politics

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:A Vandenberg
Prerequisite:

At least one unit at Level 2 in the Politics and Policy Studies major, or equivalent, or with the permission of the Unit Chair.

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit aims to give students a comparative understanding of the political systems in various countries of the world today. The unit will draw upon practices and experiences across such countries as the USA, India, Japan, Canada, Britain, Germany, Russia and Australia. In so doing it will help students see how nations solve the core political problem of making collective decisions, with close attention to the similarities and differences between countries. This comparative approach seeks to broaden and enhance students understanding and explanation of the political world. It will also help them understand politics from the viewpoint of participants of the countries concerned. At the same time, learning more about other political systems will improve students understanding of their own country.

Assessment

Seminar program 20%, Minor assignment 30%, Major assignment 50%

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