THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Political Economy of East Asia (P02486)
East Asian economic growth has made it one of the most dynamic and important regions in the global economy. Along with this growth has come influence, though this has been somewhat diffused and disorganised. In addition, regionalism in East Asia has become more pronounced since the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997, part of the world-wide trend toward regional integration.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
This course introduces the political economy of East Asia (broadly construed to include China, Japan, South Korea and the southeast Asian region). It examines the economic performance of these economies, and considers explanations for high levels of growth as well as the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997. Attention to the role of the state in economic development will be especially important ? particularly the development strategies of the major East Asian states. We will also consider the phenomenon of regional integration in East Asia, its causes and consequences.
Two essays of 2,000 words each (50 % each)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Elaine Crosbie
Dr Mark Aspinwall
School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/