- Code PASI2005
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Culture History and Language
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Pacific Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Students will have an improved understanding of the complexity and rich diversity of perspectives on Pacific politics. Students will have a deepened and richer understanding of the pacific region and some of the countries therein. Students will have a dynamic conception of the varied political systems, processes and interactions of the post-colonial pacific islands.
Tutorial Presentation & Participation - 10%
Group Research Project - 20%
Essay of 2500 words - 20%
Learning Journal - 20%
Final Examination - 30%
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WorkloadThe course will taught by means of a two-hour lecture and a one-hour tutorial per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsDinnen, S. and Firth, S. 2008. Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands. Canberra: ANU E Press and Asia Pacific Press. Fry, G. and Kabutaulaka, T.T. 2008. (eds). Intervention and State-Building in the Post-Colonial Pacific. Manchester: Manchester University Press. Larmour, P. 2005. Foreign Flowers: Institutional Transfer and Good Governance in the Pacific Islands. Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press. Lawson, S. 1996. Tradition Versus Democracy in the South Pacific: Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. May, R.J. (ed). 2003.Arc of Instability. Melanesia in the Early 2000s. Christchurch: MacMillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury. Stewart Firth (ed). 2006. Globalization and Governance in the Pacific Islands. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia, Studies in State and Society in the Pacific, No.1 Canberra: ANU E Press. Tokalau, J. and Frazer, I. (eds). 2006. Redefining the Pacific? Regionalism, Past, Present and Future. Bryant-Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Limited. Articles Fraenkel, J. 2004. The Coming Anarchy in Oceania? A Critique of the Africanisation of the South Pacific Thesis. Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 42(1):1-34. Fry, G. 1997. Framing the islands: Knowledge and Power in Changing Australian Images of the South Pacific. The Contemporary Pacific, 9(2):305-344. Fukuyama, F. 2007.
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