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.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
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.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Contemporary Southeast Asia
AuthorAlice D. Ba and Mark Beeson
Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics
Political Change in Southeast Asia
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDirk Tomsa
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.
Online activity (equivalent 1000 words)Homework in the form of online quizzes to be completed daily after the class.
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.
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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.
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