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PACIFIC POLITICS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - Australian National University - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 129
Full UC Title: PACIFIC POLITICS 
Transcript Title: PACIFIC POLITICS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The success of politics and political systems in the Pacific Islands is measured by their capacity to deliver development in poor states. This course explores this dynamic by looking at the politics of development and the development of politics. In the first half of the course, students examine the politics of development, with reference to the impact of colonialism, decolonization, and secessionism; the place of the Island countries in international politics, especially in relation to the rise of China in the Pacific and the response of the USA; the political impact of official development assistance; and tensions between “traditional“ and “modern“ modes of governance. In the second half, students investigate the development of politics, including attempts to engineer development outcomes via constitutions and electoral systems; intervention in Island countries by outside powers such as Australia; the phenomenon of state-building, particularly in ethnically divided societies; and women's representation in politics. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: PACIFIC POLITICS 
Partner University Department: Political Science 
Partner University Course Number: POLS2055