East Asian Politics
Seoul, South Korea
Area of Study
Asian Studies, Economics, International Affairs, International Economics, International Politics, International Relations
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course analyzes the political economy of development in East Asia. South Korea (henceforth Korea) is the main case. After reviewing key theoretical approaches to the successful state-led development of East Asian economies since the 1950s, this course narrows its focus down on Korea. It explores how Korea has achieved dramatic economic and political development since the 1970s, faced a serious economic crisis in the late 1990s, and attempted to overcome new challenges. Utilizing the Korean case, this course will also discuss the validity of ?East Asian development model? and the political and economic paths that the East Asian economies might take in the future.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
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