Politics and Power in Asia
|Course code POLI2030||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School|
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, 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. Not available to students who have already passed or are currently enrolled in POLI3030. Lectures also available on the web.
Not available in 2015
|Objectives||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.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||10 units in Politics at 1000 level or 30 units at 1000 level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term