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IR4519   Politics and Development in Southeast Asia

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Tue

This module looks at the development experience of the Southeast Asian region. Southeast Asia has one of the best records in creating economic growth and reducing poverty -- forming part of what the World Bank famously described as the 'Asian Miracle' (though the less impressive part, lagging behind Northeast Asian star performers like Taiwan and Korea). It is also a highly diverse region with an interesting history, providing a lens through which to explore a wide range of contemporary development issues. In particular, Southeast Asia presents a number of challenges for the applicability of developmental logics derived from approaches. In particular, the assumption that free market capitalism and lassiez faire economics, coupled with democratic structures are essential elements for economic development. The module also considers the concept of the developmental state and evaluates its different enunciations.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 9 weeks), weekly office hours for student consultations (x 10 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 39

Guided independent study hours: 260

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 50%, ! Take-home Examination to be completed in 48-hour period = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr C Jones