This unit introduces you to the basic features of Indonesia's political system and the country's immense socio-cultural diversity. You will first analyse the implications of the Dutch colonialism for the post 1945 Indonesia and examine conditions which precipitated violent regime changes in the 1960s and 1990s. Then, you will focus on contemporary events and developments that continue to shape the political and social landscape of Indonesia. Specifically, you will examine various aspects of the country's ongoing democratisation process, regionalism, the revival of political Islam, and the resurgence of identity politics. You will also scrutinise the role of media and women, and Indonesia's international relations. The written assessment tasks are designed to develop your analytical and communication skills utilising multidisciplinary perspective. Acknowledging the country's strategic importance to Australia, you will also have opportunities to investigate aspects of this country which could affect Australia's national interests.
|Unit name||Political and Social Change in Contemporary Indonesia|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Asian Languages & Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2015: $769.00||2015: $1,812.00||091513|
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Face-to-face, videolink, 13 x 1.5 hour lecture, 13 x 1.5 hour tutorial
HMN218: Online quizzes 30%, Research and Presentation (10%), Research Essay 2000-word (30%), 2-hour exam (30%)
HMN318: Online quizzes 30%, Research and Presentation (10%), Research Essay 2500-word (30%), 2-hour exam (30%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|