POLI 3007 International Relations of Southeast Asia
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102190
Coordinator Margaret Hanlon Opens in new window
Description This unit focuses on the key international relations issues and challenges facing the Southeast Asian region in the 21st century. Commencing with the historical issues that have shaped the nations of Southeast Asia it will then consider the issues, such as the war on terrorism; the economic demands of globalism; maritime security; and social and political demands centred around issues such as democracy, human rights, the environment, and transnational crime. Finally, it will consider the shifting power structure within the Asian region and whether this will result in Southeast Asia gaining genuine autonomy and the impact this has on regionalism.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Restrictions Successful completion of 60 credit points of study in currently enrolled program.
- explain the legacy of colonisation in the Southeast Asian region
- analyse the impact of the Cold War on the states of Southeast Asia
- identify and critique the issues of tension and conflict within Southeast Asia and the attempts to have these resolved
- evaluate the effectiveness of regional and international economic cooperation
- compare and contrast human rights development in Southeast Asia with that of the broader international community
- describe the environmental issues confronting the states in Southeast Asia and explain the impact of these issues on Southeast Asian development and stability
- assess the effects of regionalism in Southeast Asia.
- The Cold War
- Regional integration and its challenges
- Territorial Issues and disputes
- ethnic and religious Conflicts
- Terrorism and transnational Crime
- Regional and international economic Cooperation
- human rights
- environmental Issues
- relationships with external powers (China, Japan, The US, Australia, etc.)
- Separatist movements
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Short written assignment||1,000 words||30||N||Individual|
|Major essay||2,000 words||40||N||Individual|
|Tutorial exercises||2 x 500 word written assignments, each worth 15%.||30||N||Individual|
- Book of readings or online resources
2022 Semester 2
Subject Contact Margaret Hanlon Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.