Units of Study

Students undertaking postgraduate coursework degrees at the Department of 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 DPACS 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.

PACS6926 - Peace and Conflict in South-East Asia

Winter Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Wendy Rose Lambourne


The unit focuses on the themes of development, conflict, and democratisation in Southeast Asia. An introductory theoretical framework (tools of analysis) on development, conflict, and democratisation is followed by a country-based case studies of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Philippines, Singapore Thailand, Timor Leste (East Timor), and Vietnam. A regional analysis focuses on ASEAN and the region's interaction with the rest of the world completes the unit.


class participation (15%) and 1x2500wd case study presentation (35%) and 1x3500wd research paper (50%)


26 hours

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