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AIR706 - Political Economy of the Asia Pacific

Offering information:

Not offered 2014, re-offered 2015.

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:D Hundt




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Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit takes an interdisciplinary, political-economy approach to the study of the Asia-Pacific region. In particular it focuses on the debates within the region surrounding the pursuit of three broad goals: national security, socio-economic development, and democracy. While these goals are multifaceted and ordinarily require co-ordination amongst a range of actors, national leaders in the region have tended to rely on centralised and ‘statist’ means in order to pursue them, thereby creating numerous frictions with putative opponents in both the domestic and international realms. By adopting such an ‘inside-out’ approach, this unit seeks to provide students with a more nuanced understanding of the ongoing struggles for political and economic power in the region.


1000 word Essay (30%), 3000 word Essay (50%), Seminar Participation (20%)


Cloud (online):
1000 word Essay (30%), 3000 word Essay (50%), Writing Task (20%)

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