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Contemporary Regional Politics in a Global Context (10237.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week, consisting of 2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial/workshop.


    Politics and Democracy, 675.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Completion of at least 24 credit points.

    Equivalent Units

    Politics in Developing Nations, 7081.

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