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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
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

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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