SOUTHEAST ASIAN POLITICS: CHANGE AND CONFLICT

POL3SEA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures, tutorial discussions, online activities, tutorial-based activities, research essay.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPOL2SEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Contemporary Southeast Asia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAlice D. Ba and Mark Beeson

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPalgrave-Macmillan

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Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRobison, Richard

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherROUTLEDGE

ISBNN/A

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Political Change in Southeast Asia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBertrand, Jacqu

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Construct a comprehensively researched and convincingly argued essay
02. Contextualize differences and commonalities between the political systems and developments in a range of Southeast Asian countries
03. Employ comparative and case study methodologies in order to analyse political developments in Southeast Asia
04. Lead critical discussions and debates about different political systems, institutions and ideas in a range of Southeast Asian countries

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 27 - 28
One 2.50 h lecture/seminar per day on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 27 - 28
One 1.00 h scheduled online class per day on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online activity (equivalent 1000 words)Homework in the form of online quizzes to be completed daily after the class.

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2

Class-based activity (equivalent 1200 words)Short papers prepared during group discussions and produced in class at the end of four out of ten classes. Half an hour writing time will be set aside for this task. This assessment task will test students' analytical capabilities and their ability to work collaboratively in a group.

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Research Essay (1800 words)The major essay requires students to engage deeply with a research question which they have to choose from a list provided at the beginning of the teaching period.

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3