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 2019/20
Semester A 2020/21 (Tentative)

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

This course will enhance students’ understanding of the comparative political economy of industrialization in Asia, focusing on the late-industrializing countries of Northeast and Southeast Asia. More specifically, the course focuses on the different ways in which governments have intervened in their economies, producing varying rates and patterns of economic expansion, technological change, and international competitiveness. The course addresses contemporary debates over the state’s role in economic life and helps students explore these controversies in a theoretically informed and empirically rich manner. State apparatuses, industrial policies and structures, economic growth and crisis, rent-seeking, and social change are key areas of inquiry.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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