AIP748 - Intergovernmental Relations: Federalism, Power and Multi-Level Governance


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online, Community Based Delivery (CBD)*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1 x 1-hour per week


*Community Based Delivery (CBD) is for National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation NIKERI Institute students only.


Across the world the authority of governments is under challenge due to regional polarisation, globalisation, pandemics, economic inequality and the politics of identity. Federal systems of government strive to balance competing sovereignties, but their ability to secure this objective is under increasing question. This unit examines public policy in an era of radically competing sovereignties. It considers traditional forms of federalism, with specific attention to Australia, and their rationale but also non-territorial federalism, the claims of Indigenous self-determination in Australia and elsewhere, social and environmental policy and the rise of multi-level governance.

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