Politics Of Asia
POSC 268 - Politics Of Asia3 hours This class is designed as a survey course of the domestic politics of the Asian region, including East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The course reviews the historical development of government and politics in Asia by looking at pre-colonial systems of government, encounters with the West, colonialism, and national liberation movements. Then, the course begins a survey of politics in selected Asian countries. Thematic topics, including agrarian revolution, communism and post-communism, developmental state, military rule, and democratization, are also covered through studies of various Asian countries. From the class, students will get acquainted with politics of the most economically vibrant region in the world for the 21st century.This course will satisfy the social sciences core area requirement.