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Contemporary Regional Politics in a Global Context (10237.1)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Government & Policy

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    • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178285) - View
    • Semester 1, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (171010) - View

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    Syllabus

    This unit will introduce students to the domestic politics and international context of a specific region, for example Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, North Asia, etc. By taking this detailed approach with a specific regional focus, students will gain an in depth understanding of contemporary debates that impact globally. The unit will cover theoretical approaches to understanding the development experience as well as the nature of difference governmental and governance structures, for example democratisation, authoritarian regimes, and the impact of religion, history and culture. The unit will also contain case studies of individual countries within the specific region in focus.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Understand the historical context of politics in a specific region;

    2. Appreciate the complexity, distinctiveness and diversity of politics across nations and regions;

    3. Link conceptual and theoretical ideas to political practice in case study countries; and

    4. Analyse and explain political events in the region and effectively communicate this information.

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