Politics and Power in Asia

Course code POLI2030
Not available in 2015

Description

Examines political change in Asia. This involves a comparative study of selected Asian countries, focusing on issues which may include: colonialism, the rise of nationalism and the creation of new nation-states, political protest, human rights, and other processes of political change. Also themes concerning the political impact of globalisation and the political upheavals associated with the development of capitalism in the Asian region will also be considered. Lectures also available on the web.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. Clear understanding of the various theoretical concepts and ideas that feature in the political make-up of Asian and southeast Asian states.

2. An ability to distinguish between various political systems and political practices within the Asian/Southeast Asian region.

3. An awareness of the complexities of the Asian/Southeast Asian region and Australia's role within it.

4. An awareness of and ability to assess critically the theoretical and methodological debates in the field of comparative politics.

5. Develop an understanding of key Social Science concepts and theories and acquire research skills to enable critical evaluation of the reliability, validity and efficacy of information, opinions and arguments.

6. Provide an understanding of and practice of various communication skills.

Content

This course examines political change in Asia. This involves a comparative study of selected Asian countries, focussing on issues which may include: colonialism, the rise of nationalism and the creation of new nation-states, gender and Asian politics, and the emergence of a distinctively Asian capitalism in the region.

Assumed Knowledge

10 units in Politics at 1000 level or 30 units at 1000 level.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Group/tutorial participation and contribution

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term