This unit examines the history of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous country, emphasizing the interaction between Islam, nationalism and democracy. The unit traces these forces impact on the formation of modern Indonesia from the late nineteenth century, highlighting the experience and legacy of colonialism, the independence struggle, and the rise and fall of military rule. Particular attention is given to changing notions of national identity, debates about the place of Islam in the polity and authoritarianism and democratisation.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd Essay (45%), 1x2hr Exam (45%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12 Junior credit points in units of study listed in Table A