- Code POLS2105
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Maria Maley
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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This course focuses on political leadership, as manifested in executive government in Australia. The course begins by examining different approaches to the study of political leadership, as well as theories of leadership and leadership styles. The rest of the course mainly takes an institutional approach to the study of political leadership in Australia, looking at the impact of institutional design within political systems, and examining in detail the institutions within the Australian political executive: Cabinet, Ministers, and chief executives (Prime Ministers and Premiers). The course also explores the roles of those who advise political leaders - political advisers and senior bureaucrats.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1. understand the different approaches to the study of political leadership
2. understand the operation of the different institutions within Australian executive government
3. understand Australian executive government in a comparative context
4. understand the different theories of political leadership
5. demonstrate advanced skills in oral and written communication, research and critical analysis
2,500 word essay (50%), tutorial participation (5%) a group presentation (10%) and an examination (35%).
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Two hours of lectures and one hour of tutorials each week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5134||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|