Offerings and Dates This course provides students with the conceptual and analytical tools they need to develop a deeper understanding of politics in contemporary Asia. Through the framework of comparative politics, it will take on several major themes including democratization, identity politics, corruption, and development. In ordinary language, comparisons are often implicit, and arguments are based on weak evidence or poor logic. In this course, students will master not just facts and figures, but a sophisticated approach to analysis that can be used in the study of politics not just of countries in Asia but around the world.
In just a few decades, hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty as these giant economies have undergone rapid and turbulent growth. Moreover, the economic processes unleashed have had global impacts. This revolution constitutes the second act of the rise of Asia, following on the rapid growth of Japan, East Asia and South East Asia in quick succession between and With the collapse of the Soviet bloc, the global economy is now experiencing a different bipolarity: These movements constitute the most far-reaching changes that will constitute the fundamental facts of the twenty first century global economy and society. Critical questions remain open for research:
This is the structure for applicants for the year shown above If you are a current student you can find structure information on the previous year link at the top of the page, on Moodle or through your Department. Please read the important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules. The MSc programme consists of three taught modules corresponding to three examination papers and a dissertation. Lectures Most modules involve a minute lecture as a key component with linked tutorial classes.
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