INI220 Indonesia and the World

This unit provides an introduction to the study of Indonesia's place in and relationship with the world, as well as how it has influenced the course of world politics and history. The unit examines Indonesia's interactions with the world, historically and in contemporary society, as a highly strategic country in the Asia-Pacific region. It traces how international links and ideas have, over time, influenced Indonesia as a postcolonial state that is composed of a multitude of ethnicities, religions and cultures. The unit evaluates how Indonesia today at the state and non-state level engages with the world, such as in regional and international cooperation and conflict resolution. Discussion of different scholarly interpretations of major events and themes will form the main part of the unit. Students will evaluate contemporary Indonesia and its place in the world today. No prior knowledge of Indonesia is required.

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