Units of Study

GOVT2119 - Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lily Rahim


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 unit 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.


2000wd essay (25%) and 1hr mid-semester exam (20%) and 1hr final exam (25%) and 2000wd tutorial presentation and participation (30%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 Junior credit points from Government and International Relations) or (12 Junior credit points from Asian Studies)




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