2009 HSA227 Democratisation in Asia

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HSA327

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION
This unit provides a comparative analysis of the politics of democratisation in Asia. It considers historical, cultural, social and political preconditions for democracy in the region and examines why democratisation processes in some countries have been completed successfully while in others they have stalled or not even begun. Case studies to be covered in the unit include, amongst others, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. The 'transition to democracy' literature will constitute the theoretical framework for the discussion of political change in Asia in the context of global democratisation in the post-cold war era.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 200 level: Tutorial participation (10%); 1,000-word report (10%); 2,000-word research essay (40%); 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)
300 level:Tutorial participation (10%); 1,000-word report (10%); 2,500-word research essay (40%); 2-hr end-of-sem exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN:

Int: 2-hr lecture weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly;
Dist. Ed: web-based delivery of 13 lectures, 1 online tutorial discussion fortnightly)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Fully online - I,N,W
This unit is taught entirely online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,I,N,W
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H,L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
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INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at level 100 in Political Science or equiv
M.Excl HMA216/316

STAFF: Dr Dirk Tomsa

FEES
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