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Undergraduate | MUR-POL338 | 2024

Politics and Security in South-East Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State

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Shine the spotlight on crime and security in Southeast Asia. Dig into political corruption, piracy and organised crime. Investigate non-traditional issues like environmental and resource security. Query how this can affect state and society.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 July 2024
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Politics and Security in South-East Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the breadth and complexity of non-traditional and human security issues in contemporary Southeast Asia.
    2. evaluate the interconnectedness and political contentiousness of a broad range of security challenges, including who is impacted and how, and the processes by which particular issues are 'securitised'.
    3. appraise non-traditional and human security issues such as organised crime, environmental security and politically motivated violence.
    4. analyse the literature pertaining to security in Southeast Asia.
    5. produce well researched oral and written work that is appropriately referenced and analytically related to the unit's contents.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-POL213 (Not currently available)

  • MUR-PTR213 (Not currently available)


This subject is also equivalent to PTR213 Politics & Security in Southeast Asia. Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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