Units of Study

GOVT2611 - Capitalism and Democracy in East Asia

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Reilly

Description

This unit will shed light on the springs of change in politics and economics and their intersections in East Asia, which includes South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The unit examines the political and economic transformation in the region. Among the major issues considered are: Are East Asia's political institutions distinctive? How does economic change affect political power and the state? Will democratisation and globalisation undermine the distinctive traditions of the region?

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (40%), 3x reading quizzes (20%), 1x1hr mid-term exam (20%), tutorial debates (10%) and participation (10%)

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points from Government

Prohibitions

GOVT2411

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