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Development of Asia

15 Credits

The rise of the Asian region represents the most significant global shift and power transition overthe past 50 years.

A number of Asian countries, exemplified by China, India and ASEAN member states, are experiencing rapid economic growth and (re) emerging as crucial players in regional and global affairs.

This course is designed to provide students with a theoretically informed and empirically grounded introduction to key issues on the development of contemporary Asia. It will show on how the success stories and milestones of Asian development are entangled with increasing challenges such as persistent socio-economic inequalities, political transitions and environmental degradation.

Central to the study of this course is enabling the students to understand development processes in modern Asia and how this relates to the economic development of the state, the politics and practices of regional governance, and the interplay between political-economic and societal forces.