POLSCI 677 - Proseminar in Southeast Asian Politics
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course is designed to provide an introduction to the politics and political economy of Southeast Asia for graduate students in political science and other departments. The course presents an overview of 5 of Southeast Asia’s eleven states (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Thailand.) In the final weeks of the course we draw on the tools of comparative analysis to place the countries of SEA in a broader comparative perspective. We draw comparisons between the states within SEA as well as between the states of SEA and states outside of the region. We consider the impediments to development and why some states in SEA have been able to overcome these impediments while others have not. Time is devoted to discussing and debating the causes and consequences of the Asian economic miracle and the Asian economic crisis that followed. We also consider the political economy of development in Southeast Asia. Finally, we examine elections, authoritarianism, and democracy across the region.


POLSCI 677 - Proseminar in Southeast Asian Politics
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001 (SEM)
W 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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