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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Haripriya Rangan


Previously coded IDA4140


This unit engages in a comparative analysis of the geographical and economic dimensions of spatial and social change in the countries and regions of the Indo-Pacific Ocean rims. Themes include: state policies of economic growth, urbanisation and industrialisation, regional disparities in industrial growth, gender dimensions of industrialisation, politics of ethnicity; environmental outcomes of industrialisation, and urban governance.


Students successfully completing this unit will:

  1. Show a sound understanding of theoretical concepts of state-led economic development, urbanisation, industrial growth, and regional development;
  2. Develop a comparative analytical perspective for examining urbanisation and the role of the state in shaping spatial and economic development over time;
  3. Gain in-depth understanding of the processes of spatial and social change occurring in one country region within the Indo-Pacific rims;
  4. Be able to construct analytical arguments relevant to urbanisation and sustainable regional development issues in clear, concise, and grammatically correct English.


Weekly tutorial commentaries (500 words) : 20%
Research essays (3000 words) : 50%
Examination (Take home 1000 words) : 20%
Tutorial Facilitation (20-25 minutes) : 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Haripriya Rangan

Contact hours

3 hours (1 hour lecture and 1x2 hour tutorial) per week