Units of Study

GOVT2119 - Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Justin Hastings


Until the 1997 East Asian economic/financial crisis, Southeast Asia was acclaimed as one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing regional economies in the Asia-Pacific sphere. Not surprisingly, the region has attracted enormous interest from social scientists and the wider business community in Australia. However, there is limited consensus about the causes for the region's economic performance and socio-political trajectory during the 'boom' and 'post-boom' years. This course aims to place the region's economic experiences and socio-political changes within a broader historical and comparative context. Such an approach allows us to better appreciate the economic continuities, understand the major socio-political dilemmas and changing patterns of development.


1x2000wd essay (25%), 1x1hr mid-semester exam (20%), 1x1hr final exam (25%) and 1x2000wd tutorial presentation and participation (30%)


2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


12 Junior credit points from Government



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