Mary P. Callahan
POL S 343
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 JSIS A 343.
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.
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.