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PL5110 - Government and Politics in Developing Areas

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts and Social Sciences (pre 2015)

This comparative politics subject introduces students to a variety of analytical approaches to politics in the developing world. It compares the major political practices and institutions of various countries, their structures of government, the role of the military in politics, the bureaucracy, economic development, civil society and democratisation, political parties and participation, violence, opposition, and regional organisations such as ASEAN and APEC. Because of the region's importance to Australia, the subject focuses on the Asia-Pacific, but students may choose to work on the developing world elsewhere (eg Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe).

Learning Outcomes

  • broaden students horizons on and appreciation of the different political systems and practices;
  • enhance students skills in approaches to comparative political studies;
  • enhance students skills in research and writing in the discipline of political science;
  • provide students with the ability to analyse and evaluate political events in developing countries more critically;
  • value students own political system against others.
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Subject
Combinations:
PL2110 and PL3110

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Surin Maisrikrod
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (50%).

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Surin Maisrikrod
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Surin Maisrikrod.
Method of Delivery: andCDROMWWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); weekly commentaries and essays (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>, Dr Surin Maisrikrod
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Surin Maisrikrod.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 10 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (50%).

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.