Democracy in the Developing World (PACS6924)
UNIT OF STUDY
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?
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Political Economy
- Master of Public Policy
Further unit of study information
3hrs online equivalent/week
1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x3000wd final essay (60%), Online Participation (10%)
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