School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

POLS-208 – Political Change in Southeast Asia

Points:20Prerequisites:40 100-level POLS or INTP pts
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:History, Phil, Pol Sci & IRRestrictions:INTP 208

This course will examine constitutional issues and broader political change in a number of Southeast Asian states. Students have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of political institutions and wider political trends in countries with very diverse systems of government, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei. 100% internal assessment. This course is also able to be taken towards a major in INTP. See major requirements for details.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

Set Text

Readings will be listed on Blackboard.

Recommended Reading

Kingsbury, Damien 2005. Southeast Asia: A Political Profile (2nd edition.) UK: Oxford University Press

Justin Wintle, Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi - on 3-day loan in Victoria University Library

Smith, Anthony L (ed) 2005. Southeast Asia and New Zealand - A History of Regional Bilateral Relations. Wellington: NZ Institute of International Affairs and Victoria University Press

Trimester 2 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
1289 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Mon1510 - 1700Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT101Stephen Levine 
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Tue1510 - 1700Hunter [Kelburn]LT119
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Mon1510 - 1700Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT101
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Tue1510 - 1700Hunter [Kelburn]LT119

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.