AIE3008: Human Rights and International Politics

This course exposes the students to major human rights issues, encompassing violations of human rights and methods and efforts to deal with them. Emphasis is accorded to the imbalances in political and economic powers, and cultural differences between the East and the West, and the North and the South, which have caused the differences in the perceptions on human rights by both divides. Students are also exposed to various forms of human rights diplomacy adopted in international politics in influencing violators to change violation of human rights practices, and the effectiveness of such methods.

AIE2003: Social Movements and Democratisation

This course is designed to introduce students to examine social movements and its relation with democratization process. The course covers the concepts, theories and impacts of social movements on world politics in transnational context. The students will be exposed on the impacts of globalization on the development of social movements, interaction between social movements and key political actors and the usage of media as a tool to increase the influence of social movements. The course will then expose the students on factors and processes that advancing or hindering the democratization process through case studies.

GIA2009: International Development and Governance

This course explores the students to the complex social, historical and political processes that shape governance dynamics and international development at the local and global levels. This course touches on the sustainability of development agendas and democratic governance in relatively poor countries. The key objective of this course is to provide students with frameworks for understanding governance dynamics and international development through development aid. With that, the students will be able to enhance their understands on considerable obstacles facing the countries to achieve development goals.

AIE1002: Introduction to Politics

This course will focus on the introduction to state system. It will cover on the types of governments and political systems. In addition, aspects such as sovereignty, government, political parties, political ideologies that shape the state system and government will be also studied. The weaknesses and challenges confronting the state system in the age of globalization will also be analyzed in the contemporary context.

Human Rights in Southeast Asia

This aim of this course is to provide an understanding of human rights in Southeast Asia, and to facilitate the students to apply these concepts in practice. This course will explore the foundation of human rights, the different human rights issues in Southeast Asia and how different cultural, social, economic and political factors can impact on the promotion and protection of human rights in Southeast Asia.