Globalization, Economy and Politics in Asia
15 credits cr.
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The course focuses on India, China, Northeast and Southeast Asia and starts with the changes in the international economy that began in the late 1980s. These events are linked to current day national political developments, which forms the empirical background to the course.
From a theoretical perspective, which have developed primarily from empirical studies of the West, much of today's development appears to be difficult to understand and contradictory. The course intends to address a new and important area of research on the development and conditions of democratic, semi-authoritarian and authoritarian regimes, which partly challenges previous conceptions. How can we understand states, political participation, representation and civil society in relation to these regimes?
The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. The seminars are compulsory.
The course is examined by an oral examination, minor written assignments and a take-home exam.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.