SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS: CHANGE AND CONFLICT
Credit points: 15
This subject provides a systematic comparative analysis of processes of political change in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines. In particular, we study to what extent democratic rules and procedures have emerged in these countries since they were formed as modern nation-states. Key issues that will be examined in this subject include constitutional and electoral change, party and party system institutionalization, the role of the military in politics, separatist and communal conflicts, the nexus between religion and politics as well as various forms of political participation.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any first year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval.
Incompatible subjects POL2SEA
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Contemporary Southeast Asia||Recommended||Beeson, Mark||PALGRAVE, 2008|
|Readings||Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics||Recommended||Robison, Richard||ROUTLEDGE 2013|
|Readings||Political Change in Southeast Asia||Recommended||Bertrand, Jacqu||CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2013|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 2000-word essay||50|
|one take-home examination (equivalent to 1200 words)||30|
|weekly tutorial-based task (equivalent to 800 words)||20|