About this course

Myanmar has been struggling with intense internal conflicts, brutal military regime, polarized society and some other problems. As an ethnically diverse nation, the notion of federalism has been familiar with the ethnic groups since independence but it has been strongly opposed and resisted by the military. In other words, Myanmar's political struggle has been the two antagonizing forces battling on federalism which is believed by the ethnic groups that it would give equal status, justice and development. So, We need to learn how the federal system works properly. Thus, federalism has been an integral political idea for decades and it has become immensely popular since the military coup. It can be assumed that the notion of federalism has dawned upon again. For these reasons, the school of federalism and peace studies would like to offer a course named ''Introduction to federalism''. The studies will bring an introductory but at the same time, an insightful learning on Federalism through various contexts.

Learning Outcomes
  • Acknowledge What is federalism and starting with the key concepts of federalism, what are the fundamental assumptions of federalism from different perspectives.
  • Not only a thorough understanding of the federal system, but also the shortcomings and advantages of the federal system.

Total Modules
  • Introduction to Federalism
  • Variety of Federations
  • System of Government
  • Concepts of Federalism
  • Fundamental Characteristics of Successful Federal Democracies
  • The Essential Characteristics of Federalism

Total Exercises

6 lessons

Course duration

175 minutes

Course Type


Introduction to Federalism