GFPP 2024 Southeast Asia Politics and Issues
Imagine that along with the human rights report, your group has also been asked to produce an accompanying video (5 minutes in duration) that highlights the MOST important human rights issue/incident facing the selected country for that same period January – June 2019.
The video should NOT repeat the information provided in the human right report. Rather, it is intended to provide a spotlight to what your group thinks is the most pressing issue/incident (e.g. worker’s rights, domestic violence, corruption, discrimination, persecution of a group, enforced disappearances, coup d’etat and disregard of constitution etc) facing the selected country during this period.
The video should:
Include relevant visuals and a map
Statistics and other supporting evidence
Use a voice-over to explain the visuals.
Explain the significance of the issue/incident your group has chosen to focus
The world is currently experiencing a global pandemic, the scale of which has been described as a once in a hundred years phenomenon. Southeast Asian countries are not exempt from the effects of this crisis.
Write an essay on the following topic: What are some of the contributing factors that will affect how successful or poorly some countries in Southeast Asia will do in managing and containing the corona virus pandemic?
Discuss this in your essay by referring to 5 countries in Southeast Asia.
Your arguments must come with supporting evidence in the form of facts and figures and expert opinions that come from credible media and academic sources. Blogs, Wikipedia, twitter and other social media are not viewed as credible sources.
Contributing factors can include such factors related to:
a)Politics (e.g. regime type – authoritarian/democracy, party system, leadership, political culture, federalism/unitary form of government etc)
b)Physical geography (e.g. size of territory, maritime/mainland, mountainous/flat etc)
c)Economic (e.g. income per capita, GDP growth, main forms of economic activities, infrastructure etc)