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Spring 2012-2013
* POL 377 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Rise of Asia: Political Economy of Development

Atul Kohli

The economies of many Asian countries have grown rapidly over the last several decades. This course will study the political and economic pathways travelled by select Asian countries on their road to prosperity. The focus will be on three specific countries: South Korea, China and India. We will analyze comparatively the models of development pursued in these countries, especially the state's role in promoting growth and distribution.

Sample reading list:
Doug Guthrie, China and Globalization
Atul Kohli, Poverty amid Plenty in the New India
Alice Amsden, Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
The course will be a heavy reading course. There will be a take-home midterm and final exam.

Take Home Mid term Exam - 35%
Take Home Final Exam - 45%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites but students with background in one of the following are likely to get the most from the course: a prior course in the politics or economics of developing countries; or a course in the history or politics or economics of, say, one of the three countries to be studied during the course..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
43138 L01 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am M W   Robertson Hall   016   Enrolled:29 Limit:
P01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am W   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:7 Limit:14
P02 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Peyton Hall   33   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
P03 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm W   Marx Hall   101   Enrolled:10 Limit:14