Rapid economic growth in East and South Asia is rearranging power structures in the region and in the world. This course will explore the causes of economic growth and political evolution in East Asian and South Asian countries and assess the consequences of such economic and political change for regional and global security. The course will address such questions as: why has China achieved such rapid economic growth, and with what implications for regional and global security? What are the roots of the conflict between India and Pakistan, and what are the prospects for reconciliation? Why is poverty so widespread in South Asia, and what might be done to alleviate it?
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Polit Econ)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Articles, many from prominent area studies and political science journals. No textbook will be used.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Research project involving a research design and a 15-20 page term paper. Two in-class exams, one covering each half of course. Participation in class discussions.
|Instructor(s): Touchton,Michael Ryan Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: BTFDC314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 10||JR major: 11|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 4||FR: 0|
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