POL1000 Government, Business and Society
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
POL1000 examines the relationships between government, business and society, and in particular, the political power and political role of business. It looks at the social impact of business, corporate social responsibility and the problems of sustainability and ethical behaviour. We examine the ways government attempts to both promote and regulate business. Another theme of the course is political mobilisation; by business to influence government, against business by trade unions and social movements, and the contest for political power that takes place at elections. A core aim of the subject is to equip business and other students with a stronger understanding of the conflicting attitudes that both society and government have towards business. POL1000 does not assume prior knowledge of politics or business.