School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for POLS 208 in 2015.

POLS-208 – Political Change in Southeast Asia

Points:20Prerequisites:As for POLS 205
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

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

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 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
1289 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Tue, Thu1510 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]LT220Stephen Levine 
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Tue, Thu1510 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]LT220

Course Outline Information

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