Politics in Developing Nations (7081.5)
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomes1. Understand the historical context of politics in developing nations.
2. Appreciate the complexity, distinctiveness and diversity of politics in developing nations.
3. Be able to link conceptual and theoretical ideas to political practice in developing countries.
4. Be able to analyse and explain political events in developing countries and effectively communicate this information.
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This unit provides students with an introduction to the politics in developing nations.
On completing the unit students will:
- Acquire an in-depth understanding of the historical context of politics in developing nations
- Appreciate the complexity, distinctiveness and diversity of politics in developing nations
- Critically link conceptual/theoretical ideas and apply them to political practice in developing countries
- Analyse and explain complex political events in developing countries and effectively communicate this information in oral and written forms
Prerequisites675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thought.
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Green, D. and Luehrmann, L. (2011) Comparative Politics of the Third World: Linking Concepts and Cases. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.
Further readings will be posted to the Moodle website.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
To pass this subject you must achieve a total of 50 per cent or more.
All assessment tasks must be attempted in order to pass this unit. Failure to attempt all assessment items will result in an NC grade.
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Use of Text-Matching Software
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Students are expected to attend tutorials in order to optimise tutorial participation marks. Students are strongly encouraged to attend weekly lectures.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to maintain basic level word processing competency and be conversant with search techniques in the library electronic databases and the internet.
Work placement, internships or practicums