Government and Politics of Asia

Government and Politics of Asia
Comparative analysis of political developments of the major countries of Asia not covered in other country-specific classes.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtContact Department
 ProgramsContaining POLI 348
Course Outcomes

Political Process, Theory and Thoughts

The course first considers the historical background of government and politics in Asia by looking at pre-colonial systems of government, encounters with the West,Colonialism, and national liberation movements. We then proceed thematically and comparatively by topic: States and Regimes, Political Executives, Governments, Legislatures, Bureaucracies, Political Economy, Parties, Elections, Participation and Power, Ideologies, Identities, Modernization and Democracy, and Globalization and regionalism. Finally, we will cover the "diplomatic history" of a selection of countries.

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Effective Research and Analysis

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Effective and Professional Writing

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Think critically, analytically, and synthetically.