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. Parts of the course use a multi-media approach for the presentation of class materials.
Format and Requirements
Lectures and tutorials. Mid-term (25%), two essays (20% each), final test (25%); tutorial participation (10%).
1.0 POL credit or 4.0 full course equivalents
January 26, 2023
Congratulations to our 2021/22 undergraduate award & scholarship recipients! Following a two-year hiatus, the department was delighted to return to hosting our undergraduate awards in-person this year to celebrate our...
June 3, 2021
In a bid to motivate her students in what has been a very difficult academic year, Professor Rebecca Kingston decided to give those enrolled in the winter 2021 term of...
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to undergraduate student Cheryl Cheung who has received a University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA). Going into her third year majoring in political science, with minors in visual studies...
January 29, 2020
Congratulations to all our amazing undergraduate students who picked up one the department’s twenty-three awards and scholarships at our annual undergraduate awards ceremony. In attendance were Dean of Arts &...