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Mary P. Callahan
SISSE 343
Seattle Campus

Politics and Change in Southeast Asia

Government and politics in the countries of Southeast Asia, with attention given to the nature of the social and economic environments that condition them. Offered: jointly with POL S 343.

Class description

What Students Can Expect to Learn from this Course: Students will develop an appreciation for the complex forces that animate, stifle and shape political change in contemporary Southeast Asia. The course will narrow the field of study by looking in-depth at three countries: Burma, Cambodia and Thailand. We will examine issues such as democratization, political violence, state building, and foreign aid.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

General Method of Instruction: The class will be organized around lectures and individual assignments.

Please note: NO MAKE-UPs or DEADLINE EXTENSIONS in this class.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Texts: Required readings are likely to include Paul Handley, The King Never Smiles; Pascal Khoo Thwe, From the Land of the Green Ghosts; and Pin Yathay, Stay Alive, My Son.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mary P. Callahan
Date: 10/14/2011