Fall/Winter Timetable

POL215Y1Y L0101

Politics and Transformation of Asia-Pacific


The course provides a comparative analysis of selected political systems of East and Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on understanding political change and its relationship to the socio-economic transformation of the region. Particular attention is paid to the nature of political power and the character of the governing regimes of each country. Other related topics include nationalism, the cold war, and economic development.



Format and Requirements

Lectures and tutorials. Mid-term test (25%), two essays (20% each), final test (25%); tutorial participation (10%).


1.0 POL credit or 4.0 full course equivalents