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AIP484 - Rethinking the State

Offering information:


(i) For students who commenced prior to 2014.

(ii) To enrol in this unit student to contact the Faculty Honours Student Advisor in the Student Services Office.

(iii) Final year of offer is 2014.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:H Lofgren




Incompatible with:


Note: Online teaching methods require internet access.
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.


No concept is more central to political discourse and political analysis than that of the state. The state has meant, and continues to mean, a great variety of different things to different authors and in different social science traditions. This unit explores the development of the modern state and appraises a range of state theoretical perspectives including pluralism, elitism, Marxism, public choice, institutionalism, feminism and green theory.


Worksheets and exercises 35%, research essay proposal 500 words 15%, research essay 2500 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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