Southeast Asia: Dilemmas of Development (GOVT2119)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

ECHS2303, GOVT2109

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