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GOVT2119: Southeast Asian Politics

Southeast Asia is among the world's most politically diverse regions and host to a wide variety of state structures, regime types, historical trajectories, social conflicts and identities, and religious and ideological streams. This unit familiarises students with major concepts and theories in political science, and applies them to cases drawn from the countries of Southeast Asia. Topics covered include political institutions; the formation of states and nations; regime classification and analysis; the role of ideology and religion; economic structures and social identities; the causes of peace and conflict; human rights and development.

Code GOVT2119
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Politics or 12 credit points at 1000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Asian Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in comparative politics and apply them to specific political and social contexts across multiple Southeast Asian countries.
  • LO2. Demonstrate the skills to access and evaluate primary and secondary sources to conduct research on political issues in Southeast Asia.
  • LO3. Demonstrate the ability to construct and defend arguments using qualitative methods drawn from the political science and Asian studies disciplines.
  • LO4. Demonstrate the ability to present persuasive analysis and argumentation using written and verbal communication.
  • LO5. Apply appropriate professional and ethical standards to academic research and inquiry in Asian Studies.
  • LO6. Work with others from diverse cultural backgrounds with inclusiveness, open-mindedness and integrity.

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