POL3313 - Governance in Asia

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

This course aims to

• Examine key concepts related to, and critical issues of, governance in Asia. It will doso with specific reference to knowledge of: i) three individual Asian countries and, of ii) some common frameworks for making comparisons across countries in the region;
• discover the impact of historical, cultural, political, economic and social factors in shaping the governance systems in Asia;
• analyse the governance systems in at least three country cases and compare and explain their similarities and differences;
• interpret the challenge of globalization on governance in the region with particular regard to discovering its impact onthe interface between international and domestic forces;
• distinguish, explore and explain similarities and differences in the definitional meanings and characteristics of ‘good governance’ in Asia as compared to definitions and expectations in of ‘good governance’ in western countries.

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

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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