Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week. If enrolments exceed 30, the 2nd hour of the seminar may be split into 2 or 3 small classes. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate certificate/ diploma or fourth-year honours in political science, sociology, international politics, public policy and management or the Master of Public Policy and Management, or Master of Social Policy.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Politics and International Studies or Sociology at Undergraduate level|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||166-413 Network Society|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Michael Crozier
Dr. Michael Crozier
This subject critically investigates the changing forms of governance in democratic polities in the wake of the informational age. Using communication as a central analytical category, the subject considers how democratic political systems are coping with increasing societal dynamism, diversity and complexity. It explores and critically examines the proposition that contemporary governance is essentially a communications challenge. The types of issues covered include the impact of information dynamics on political and social patterns, the proliferation of strategic communication practices, democratic deficits and public consultation, and leadership as crisis management. On completion of this subject students should have a critical understanding of key configurations of contemporary governance as communication.
|Assessment:||A research essay proposal of 500 words (10%) due mid-semester, and a research essay of 4500 words (90%) due in the examination period.|
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management |
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management(Honours)
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
International Politics |
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
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