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PL5110 - Shifting Geopolitical Environments in Emerging States

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This is a comparative politics subject, with an emphasis on relations between established and emerging states in geopolitical environment. It first introduces students to a variety of analytical approaches to understanding politics in the emerging world. It will then compare important political practices and institutions of various countries, including structures of government, military in politics, bureaucratic politics, economic development, political parties and participation, civil society and democratisation, political violence and opposition. Empirically, the subject will focus on the Asia-Pacific region, a region of immense political, economic and strategic importance to Australia, but students will be given the opportunity to work on other parts of the emerging world, such as Latin America, Africa and the Baltic states.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of political concepts on emerging states;
  • Analyse critically, evaluate political/economic/social systems, institutions, structures and/or practices in emerging states;
  • Generate, analyse, synthesis and evaluate complex political perspectives and power relations within and between emerging states, taking into account social, historical, economic, environmental and/or cultural issues;
  • Appraise the place and role of Australia's political economy and governance in the Asia-Pacific region.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PL2110 and PL3110

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Maxine Newlands
Lecturers: Dr Jonathan Strauss, Dr Maxine Newlands, Dr Anna Hayes.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
    Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

    External, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Maxine Newlands
    Lecturers: Dr Maxine Newlands, Dr Anna Hayes.
    Method of Delivery: and CDROMWWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

    Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
    Census Date 28-Mar-2019
    Coordinator: Dr Maxine Newlands
    Lecturers: Dr Jonathan Strauss, Dr Maxine Newlands, Dr Anna Hayes.
    Contact hours:
    • 26 hours lectures
    • 12 hours tutorials
      Assessment: presentations (25%); assignments (35%); centrally-administered final exam (40%).

      Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.