The following outlines of course content are correct at the time of writing, although the material (or the order in which it is covered) may be subject to change.
1. All courses are 3 credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Normally, a course will not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.
POL101: Introduction to Political Science - Theory and Practice
This discusses politics
as an activity, with topics including political issues, systems,
ideologies, and processes.
This examines Southeast
Asian political processes, institutions, and current issues, with
emphasis on regional organizations such as ASEAN (Association of
Southeast Asian Nations) and the ASEAN Regional Forum.
This looks at East Asian political processes and institutions, with particular emphasis on contemporary issues.
This considers American political processes and institutions, and the political system of checks and balances.
This looks at the varieties of democracy in Southeast Asia and their histories, in terms of the struggles to attain democracy and consequent successes and failures. The nature of capitalism in the region is also considered, together with the socio-economic effects of the economic boom-and-bust of the 1990s. The role of ASEAN in regional politics and economics is also examined.
This considers the importance of good governance (e.g. effective policy-making capacity, civil service reform, taxation and revenue, legal processes and the rule of law) and participatory democratic governments for reforming and developing country states.
Various types of decentralization - political, administrative, fiscal, and market – are discussed in terms of their underlying rationales, and how they may be implemented and need to be coordinated. The role of outside bodies like the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is also considered.
This discusses the role of government in guiding economies and civil societies with particular emphasis on Southeast Asia.
This course discusses political, economic, and social development in the Third World countries, with emphasis on those countries in Asia through a comparative approach.
This course examines the contending theories, approaches, concepts, and issues developed or raised in history of western political philosophy and thought.
This course surveys key historical schools and/or contemporary directions in Asian political thought.
This course studies the contending theories and concepts of political leadership, partly through biography, as preparation for public service or advanced scholarly research.
This course examines law, legalism, legal ideology, and legality; constitutions and constitutionalism.
This course offers an introductory survey and analysis of methods used in empirical research, policy analysis, and social criticism.
This course examines the different perspectives on the influences and effects of media on politics.
This course explores scientific and cultural resources for nonviolent alternatives in politics.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.
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