Politics and Security in South-East Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State
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.
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- 30 May 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate a critical understanding of the breadth and complexity of non-traditional and human security issues in contemporary Southeast Asia.
- 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'.
- appraise non-traditional and human security issues such as organised crime, environmental security and politically motivated violence.
- analyse the literature pertaining to security in Southeast Asia.
- produce well researched oral and written work that is appropriately referenced and analytically related to the unit's contents.
- Non-traditional and human security
- Organised & transnational crime
- Sectarian conflict
- Environmental and resource security
- Regime violence and right struggles
- Political and economic corruption
- Gangs, policing and the politics of order making
- Poverty, policy and structural violence
- Challenges of urbanizing Southeast Asia
- Displaced peoples and human trafficking
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.
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as POL213 Politics and Security in Southeast Asia: Terrorists, Gangsters and the State.
This subject examines the emergence and interrelationship of a broad range of non-traditional and human security issues in contemporary Southeast Asia. The subject adopts a critical approach in examining topics such as organised crime, political corruption, environmental and resource security. Other topics covered include human trafficking and structural violence. Responses to and political conflicts over these issues by and between states and societies, as well as the implications these hold for our understanding of 'security' itself, will be examined.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Research Essay (50%)
- Timed Online Exam (40%)
- Think Piece (10%)
Current study term: 29 May 22 to 28 Aug 22
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