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?
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 2500wd Essay (40%), 3x 500wd equivalent In-class quizzes (10%), 1x 1000wd Examination (30%), 1x 500wd equivalent Tutorial debate (10%), x Tutorial participation (10%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in International Relations or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Politics or 12 senior credit points from Government and International RelationsProhibitions
GOVT2611 or GOVT2411