POL 333 Asian Political Systems (3 credits)
This course will examine and discuss the political dynamics and policy behaviors of the most intriguing systems of East Asia (China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan). To this end, we will explore the intricacies of the cultural, historical, and psychological contexts in which behavioral and policy motivations may be explained. Along with the comparative analysis of each country (political system, political economy, state-society relations, and foreign relations), major contemporary issues and policies will be also examined. Satisfies the Non-Western overlay requirement.