GOVT 3443

GOVT 3443

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course will give students the historical background and theoretical tools to understand the politics of Southeast Asia, one of the world's most diverse and fascinating regions. The first part of the course traces Southeast Asia's political development from the colonial period to the present day, examining common themes such as decolonization, state building, war and insurgency, ethnic relations, democratization, economic development, and nationalism. The second part of the course focuses on key issues in contemporary Southeast Asian politics, including political culture, representation and mass politics, globalization, regional politics, and civil violence. Our course will concentrate primarily but not exclusively on the six largest countries in the region-Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam-using the comparative method to understand variation across time, across countries, and within countries.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 3334

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16414GOVT 3443  LEC 001

  • 17182GOVT 3443  DIS 201

  • 17188GOVT 3443  DIS 202