An Introduction to Australian Politics: The Makings of a Republic
INT 140 (Offering: 2003)


This course provides an overview of Australian politics. It looks at our political institutions, including federalism, the party system, parliament, cabinet, and the constitution. It examines the role of informal political forces and major political themes and issues in Australia, such as the question of the 'republic'. It also examines Australian political history and the debates about the distribution of political power in Australian society.

Major(s)/Minors(s): Politics and International Relations

Usual Semester of offer: Semester 1

Other Information

Area(s) of Study: Politics and International Studies

Number of Units: 12

Antirequisite: (HSS151)  




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