POLS 108. Comparative Politics: East Asia (CP)

This course examines the politics of China, Japan, the two Koreas, Vietnam and Taiwan. It compares pathways to development, the role of authoritarianism and democracy in the development process, the conditions that promote or impede transitions to democracy, and the impact of regional and global forces on domestic politics and regime legitimacy. It also explores the ideas and cultural patterns that influence society and politics, and the role of social change and protest in regime transformation.
Social sciences.
2 credits.
Eligible for ASIA, GLBL-Paired
Fall 2023. White.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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