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|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.|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit explores central issues in the analysis of political leadership. It draws on the insights of Machiavelli, Weber and contemporary scholars to analyse the ways in which individual genius, charisma, populist intuition and moral authority interact with political support to give some political leaders exceptional influence and power.
The unit will draw upon case studies of leaders such as Hitler, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill, Truman, Kennedy, Castro, Khrushchev, Eisenhower, Nasser, Eden, Carter, Khomeini, Clinton, Arafat, Menzies and Howard. In so doing it will encourage students to understand the role and catalytic influence of particular individuals in politics.
First assignment 1000 words 20%, Second assignment 2000 words 40%, Examination 40%
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