Transportation Sector Governance in East Asia

Pusan National University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Transportation Sector Governance in East Asia

  • Host University

    Pusan National University

  • Location

    Busan, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, International Affairs

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Objectives
    This course aims to understand the governance of the transportation sector in East Asia, looking at both the domestic and international developments and issues.
    The objectives are to understand:

    • Developments in the transport sector in East Asia and their impact.
    • Developments in policies and norms relating to transport.
    • Domestic and international issues surrounding the transport sector in East Asia.

    Course Description
    In East Asia, the transport sector has shown significant growth, leading to the development of comprehensive networks and technologies that have facilitated the growth of the region, as well as allowing the region to become an international hub. The development of the transport sector has had a profound impact both domestically and internationally, creating both opportunities, but also issues. This course explores the role of the public transport sector in domestic and regional affairs in East Asia with a focus on areas such as planning, laws and agreements, political-economic policies, socio-economic issues, environmental impact, security and safety, R&D of technology, as well as prospects and issues. The course will develop the students’ analytical skills and knowledge on domestic and regional affairs
    surrounding the transport sector in East Asia. PowerPoint Presentation will be used to visually illustrate the concepts and developments. While the professor will lead the lectures, classes will be interactive, where discussions will be a key component.

    Required Textbooks
    Please regularly check PLMS for lecture notes, readings and notices.
    Each week students will be provided with a weekly reading list of book chapters, electronic copies of journal articles, op-eds and/or policy briefs.