Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies have the opportunity to study with expert researchers and practitioners in areas including nonviolence, community mediation, human rights, the United Nations, faith-based peacebuilding, and the psychology of peace.

For more information on the units of study currently on offer, please see the table below (for details of session date and time for each unit, you can view the CPACS timetable).

Since not all units in the program are offered in every calendar year, you can also find out more about our full range of electives on the Units of Study section of this website.

PACS6924 - Democracy in the Developing World

Semester 2b, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jake Lynch

Description

This unit offers a comparative consideration of different concepts of democratisation and development including the criteria for compiling country development indices and typologies of democracy. Experiences of implanting and/or imposing democracy are examined in Japan, Iraq and other nations. The pan-Pacific model of development, and the pros and cons of using authoritarian means to achieve it, is also considered, with examples including Indonesia under Suharto and Singapore under Lee Kuan Yew. Relationships between development, conflict and poverty are examined - do elections lead to more democracy? More development? Or do they allow authoritarian winners to institutionalise power? What about the coup in Thailand?

Assessments

continuous assessment (60%) and 1x2500wd essay (40%)

Classes

3hrs online equivalent/week commencing week 2 for Semester 1,
3hrs online equivalent/week commencing week 6 of Semester 2 (Session 10)

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