- Code PASI2003
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by State, Society & Governance in Melanesia
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Pacific Studies
- Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Margaret Keen
- Dr Siobhan McDonnell
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2017
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What are the major environmental and social issues around resource extraction projects in Melanesia?
Do countries in the Pacific that are rich in natural resources experience a resource curse?
What were the Solomon Islands tensions about?
Why have Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu both experienced recent land grabs?
Learn directly from some of ANU’s Pacific experts and learn the answers to these questions.
The course examines the contemporary relationships between environment, development and conflict in the cultural area known as “Melanesia”, with a particular focus on the independent nations of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Teaching and learning are organised around three case applied studies in which groups of students take the lead in directing the enquiry. The broad topics of the case studies are land and development, conflict, and Australia’s ongoing engagements with the Pacific. The course engages the disciplinary lenses of geography, anthropology and to a lesser extent, political science.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of the course students will be able to:
Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity and complexity of perspectives on key resource management, development, and peace and conflict issues in Melanesia;
Describe and critique a number of different perspectives on these issues;
Articulate their own positions within scholarly and policy debates, and critically reflect on how their thinking has changed and evolved;
Apply some of the tools and methodological approaches of geography and anthropology.
Indicative AssessmentParticipation - 10%
Reflective Writing Pieces (5 x 700 words) - 40%
Case Study Group Project - 30%
Case Study Position Statements (2 x 1000 words) - 20%
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4478||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|