POL215Y1: Politics and Transformation of Asia-Pacific


This course provides a comparative analysis of selected countries of East and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on changing views of citizenship as they have been shaped by political, socio-economic and cultural transformations in the region. The first term deals with the idea of the developmental state, inequality, democratization and nationalism. The second term takes up questions related to governance and corruption, culture, demographic changes and nascent forms of regionalism and globalization.


1.0 POL credit /4.0 full course equivalents

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)