AIS3032 - State and Economy in Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Asian and International Studies
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2014/15
Semester A 2015/16 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This is a survey course of the comparative political economy of East Asia, addressing nine different countries and the special administrative region of Hong Kong. Unlike courses on globalization, it encourages students to focus more on relations between government and business in discrete national settings than on cross-national forces. Hence, it directs attention to the historical and contemporary records of statist interventions in national economies and business involvement in politics, activities that have helped during the post-War period to produce different rates of economic growth and different amounts of political openness. State apparatuses, industrial structures and industrial policies, economic growth and crisis, social change, economic liberalization, state capitalism, rent-seeking, authoritarian rule, and political democratization are thus key areas of inquiry.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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