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IR4519   Politics and Development in Southeast Asia

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

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

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'. 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. This module looks at the development experience of the Southeast Asian region (there is an IPE focus in this module). In particular, the assumption that free market capitalism and lassiez faire economics, coupled with democratic structures are essential elements for economic development. This module critically evaluates the ability of disciplinary development theories (modernisation, dependency, and world systems) and the developmental state model to explain and understand Southeast Asia.

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