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GOVT3997: Parliament and Democracy

Just how important are parliaments to democracy? This unit takes a critical look at how well Australian parliaments carry out their representative, law-making and accountability functions. Analytical material will be complemented by practical insights from members and staff of the NSW Parliament.

Code GOVT3997
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 senior credit points from Government and International Relations
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain core concepts in debates surrounding parliamentary democracy.
  • LO2. Demonstrate the capacity to learn using online tools.
  • LO3. Demonstrate a capacity to research and write independently, persuasively and critically.
  • LO4. Demonstrate a capacity to discuss controversial political issues constructively with others.
  • LO5. Demonstrate the values and behaviours of active democratic citizenship.

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