Contemporary Politics of Southeast Asia

This module aims to highlight contemporary issues besetting countries in this part of the world with the goal of helping students to better understand the myriad problems and challenges confronting Southeast Asian states, as well as assess their relative effectiveness in dealing with these challenges. This module will discuss the politics of key nationbuilding issues such as ethnicity, religion, and class and examine how the governments manage other pressing challenges such as the forging of national identity, globalization and new security threats. This module is targetted at students in the advanced years, specifically the Honours Year.

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