Politics and Power in Asia

Course code POLI3030Units 10Level 3000Faculty 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 POLI2030. Lectures also available on the web.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2011, 2008, 2006, 2004
Objectives1. 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.
ContentThis 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
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge10 units in Politics at 1000 level or 30 units at 1000 level.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsWritten assignments such as reviews, reports or essays
Group/tutorial participation and contributionTutorial papers
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term