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Spring 2014-2015
* 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%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41727 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Jones Hall   100   Enrolled:26 Limit:
43680 P01 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43702 P02 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am F   Jones Hall   307   Enrolled:8 Limit:13 Closed
43703 P03 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am F   Jones Hall   307   Enrolled:9 Limit:13 Closed
43888 P04 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:9 Limit:13 Closed
42642 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled