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PL50905: Governance, security and development in East and South East Asia

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Governance, Security & Development in East & South East Asia (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
Departing from the intellectual traditions of state-society relations and critical political economy, this course has three aims.
1. It introduces the major theoretical approaches and conceptual tools pertinent to the comparative, transnational and diachronic analyses of political-economic and socio-cultural development in the contemporary East and Southeast Asian states.
2. By situating the post-WWII development of selected countries against the larger backdrop of changing regional geopolitics, it analyses local changes in light of the concerned sovereign state's foreign relations, governance style and security concerns.
3. Based on comparative country-based analysis, it examines governance, security and development along the globalization-regionalization-localization nexus.

Learning Outcomes:
1. To understand and analyze the theories and concepts of critical political economy pertinent to governance, security and development.
2. To understand and analyze the relationship between local political-economic and socio-cultural changes, and, the sovereign state's foreign relations, governance and security.
3. To acquire comparative analytical skills through conducting comparative country-based case studies.

Skills:
Skills in critical analysis, precision in the use of written and spoken language, exercise of independent judgement, reasoned argument, effective communication, teamwork and the planning/conduct/reporting of context-sensitive research are developed and assessed in this unit.

Content:
1. East and South East Asia in the Sovereignty-Vs.-Globalization Context
2. Approaches for Governance, Security and Development
3. Localizing Sovereignty: Techniques of Decentralizing the State
4. Warring for Turfs: Resources, Violent Conflict and State Development
5. Dark Democracies: Cronies, Oligarchs and Rent-seekers in Popular Sovereignties
6. Securitizing the State: the Politics of Corruption and Anti-corruption
7. Coups, Putsches and Mutinies: Examining State-Military Relations
8. Juggling across the Frontiers: Genesis and Hidden Protocols of Warlord Politics
9. Killing Zones: Genocides in Comparative Perspectives.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PL50905 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies

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