- Code INTR8040
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International Relations
- Areas of interest Development Studies, International Relations, Policy Studies, Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course will look at the nature of ethnic identity, the ways in which ethnically-based conflicts have emerged within states, the internationalization of ethnic conflict, and the search for means of managing ethnic tensions and resolving conflicts when management strategies fail. It will draw on case studies from Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and India, and the Pacific.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Through this course students will develop a good understanding of the theories about the origins of ethnicity, nationalism and ethnic conflict, and about several of the main ethnic conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region, and of attempts to manage and resolve them. The course will also enhance students' ability to relate abstract social science theory to real-world empirical cases.
Semester 2, 2010; on campus.
Indicative AssessmentClass participation - 10%, Reading Comments, 20%, Large Essay 40% and Exam 30%. 5,000 - 6,000 words in total.
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8 hours per week: two for seminar attendance, and six for reading and writing. Please note this is a general guide, averaged over the semester and the final hours ultimately depend on the individual's ability in reading and writing.
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