Units of Study

GOVT2611 - Capitalism and Democracy in East Asia

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Reilly


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?


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


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


12 Junior credit points from Government



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