AIP398 - Political Leadership
|Year||2016 unit information|
|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||A Scott|
|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.|
Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.
Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.
This unit focuses on central issues in the analysis of political leadership. Drawing on Machiavelli, Weber and contemporary scholars, the unit analyses the relationship between individual attributes, including charisma, populist intuition and moral authority, and contextual factors such as culture and institutions. Themes and concepts addressed include populism and political campaigning, presidentialisation of parliamentary politics, the role of gender in political leadership, and leadership in the Labor and Liberal parties in Australia. The unit provides a basis for understanding the sometimes-decisive influence exercised by political leaders in different historical circumstances and in different political systems.
First assignment 1000 words 20%
Second assignment 2000 words 40%
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