Political Development of Mainland China

Course Code

926904001

Credits

3

Hours

3

Course Objectives

This seminar will focus on the postwar political and economic experiences of the Asian region. It will examine how the economy has been developed and what predicaments have derived from the rapid growth.

Course Contents

1. Overview and Introduction
2. What is Political Economy?
Naazneen H. Barma and Steven K. Vogel, “Introduction,” in The Political Economy Reader, Naazneen H. Barma and Steven K. Vogel, eds., New York: Routledge, 2008, pp. 1-18.
James A. Caporaso and David P. Levine, Theories of Political Economy (Cambridge, MA.: Cambridge University Press, 1992), pp. 1-32.
3. Development Strategies
Stephan Haggard, Pathways from the Periphery: The Politics of Growth in the Newly Industrializing Countries (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990), pp. 9-48.
Stephan Haggard, Sylvia Maxfield and Ben Ross Schneider, “Theories of Business and Business-State Relations,” in Business and the State in Developing Countries, Sylvia Maxfield and Ben Ross Schneider, eds., Cornell University Press, 1997, pp. 36-60.