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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
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
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|