- Code POLS2043
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Political Science
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Bert Fraussen
- Prof Darren Halpin
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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This course involves the study of the impact of pressure groups on politics and policy-making in Australia. The role of both sectional groups (such as business organisations and trade unions), promotional groups (including the environmental and women's lobbies), as well as professional independent lobbyists, will be examined. The course will also address differing styles of interaction between groups and governments, such as consultative strategies, political lobbying, direct action, election campaigning and public opinion management.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of the literature related to organized interests, interest groups and lobbying.
- Apply relevant aspects these theories and related methods/techniques to identify and investigate empirical contexts (in Australia and elsewhere).
- Critically assess and evaluate the utility of relevant theories and methods introduced as part of the class.
- Produce written analytical work on a research topic connected to the course.
- Orally present, discuss and critique their own ideas, and the ideas of others in a constructive fashion.
Two x 2,500 word essays (45% each) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
Tutorial work (10%) [Learning Outcome 5]
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Two lectures and one tutorial a week. Students should expect to commit up to 10 hours per week for this course for contact and non-contact hours.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4382||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|