POLITICAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE THIRD WORLD
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to different ways of analysing politics in so-called Third World countries. Topics include: the nature of the state in developing countries; the role of culture in political change; the role of the military; how international factors shape political change and development; and the contested nature of democratic transition. Students are encouraged to develop their theoretical understanding of third world politics in relation to a country of their own choosing.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorBec Strating
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - 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 POL3DDA
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Politics in the Developing World||Recommended||Burnell, P., Randall V. & Rakner, L||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2011|
|Readings||Understanding Third World Politics||Prescribed||Smith, B.||Palgrave Macmillan|
|Readings||Democracy in the Developing World||Recommended||Haynes, J.||Wiley|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Complete written work that demonstrates a coherent understanding of third world politics, in particular, the obstacles to building democracy in poor countries.
- Essay, exam
02. Produce a report that shows a coherent understanding of political change in a developing country.
- Democracy Monitoring Exercise / essay
03. Produce written work that demonstrates sound knowledge of political patterns in a specific country by applying and evaluating the relevance of a theoretical or analytical approach.
- Democracy Monitoring Exercise, essay, exam
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBec Strating
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Six 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 2,000-word essay or one 2000-word democracy monitoring exercise||50||01, 02, 03|
|one 2-hour exam (equivalent to 2000 words)||50||01, 03|