DESCRIPTION This unit provides a comparative analysis of the politics of democratisation in Asia. It considers historical, cultural, social and political preconditions for democracy in the region and examines why democratisation processes in some countries have been completed successfully while in others they have stalled or not even begun. Case studies to be covered in the unit include, amongst others, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. The 'transition to democracy' literature will constitute the theoretical framework for the discussion of political change in Asia in the context of global democratisation in the post-cold war era.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Fully online - I,N,W This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,I,N,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - H,L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
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