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.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorBec Strating
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|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. To construct a comprehensively researched and convincingly argued essay
- Essay writing
02. To contextualize differences and commonalities between the political systems and developments in a range of Southeast Asian countries
- Lectures, tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams
03. To employ comparative and case study methodologies in order to analyze political developments in Southeast Asia
- Group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams
04. To lead critical discussions and debates about different political systems, institutions and ideas in a range of Southeast Asian countries
- Tutorial discussions, group class presentations, online debates, essays and exams
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Melbourne, 2016, 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 face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 2000-word essay||50||01, 02, 03, 04|
|one take-home examination (equivalent to 1200 words)||30||01, 02, 03, 04|
|weekly tutorial-based task (equivalent to 800 words)||20||02, 03, 04|