INDONESIAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY

POL3IPS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim country and Australia's closest northern neighbour. Acknowledging the country's strategic importance to Australia's national interest, this subject introduces students to the basic features of Indonesia's political system and its immense socio-cultural diversity. After a succinct historical overview, the subject focuses primarily on contemporary events and developments that are shaping Indonesia's socio-political environment. Particular attention will be paid to political institutions, elections and party politics, the role of political Islam, and the resurgence of identity politics. A discussion of Indonesia's role in international politics and its relations with Australia will conclude the subject.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of any second year Politics subject and 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval

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Incompatible subjectsPOL2IPS

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Political Reform in Indonesia after Soeharto

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCrouch, H

Year2010

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PublisherSINGAPORE: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES

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The Yudhoyono Presidency: Indonesia's Decade of Stability and Stagnation

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorAspinall, E, Mietzner, M and Tomsa, D

Year2015

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PublisherSINGAPORE: INSTITUTE OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. To construct a comprehensively researched and convincingly argued essay
02. To understand the key conceptual tools for studying and understanding politics in Indonesia
03. To identify the most important ideas, interests and institutions that shape contemporary Indonesian politics and society
04. To be able to put Indonesian politics into a broader comparative perspective, both regionally and globally.

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