ASEAN 234- Politics and Governance Dynamics in ASEAN

Course Title: Politics and Governance Dynamics in ASEAN

Prerequisites: None

Number of Units: 3

Course Description: The political and the governmental dimensions of ASEAN from a comprehensive perspective, the systems of governance, political institutions adapted by the regional members, and the issues and prospects viewed from the realities of governance and nation-building involving individual and collective approaches.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
1. Survey the diverse political and governance map of the region; and
2. Comprehend the various systems of political and government aspects in ASEAN that are directly relevant to the contemporary challenges and issues in the political transition and developments in ASEAN involving the member states and the region in quest of nation building and regional development.

Course Outline:

Unit I: Indigenous and Adapted Political Systems in ASEAN
Module 1: Pre-nation state Traditional Systems
Module 2: Colonial Legacy of Administration
Module 3: Harmony and Disharmony of Indigenous and Adapted Systems

Unit II: Levels of Development of ASEAN Political Institutions
Module 4: Types of Leadership
Module 5: Stability and Governance
Module 6: People Participation ND Process of Governance

Unit III: ASEAN Diversity of Approaches to Governance
Module 7: Republican and Socialist ASEAN
Module 8: Monarchial ASEAN
Module 9: System of Governance and ASEAN Political Development

Unit IV: Issue and Challenges in Nation-building
Module 10: Ethnicity and Political Leadership
Module 11: Power sharing and empowering communities

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