GOV 321M • Politics in Japan - W
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. No prior knowledge of Japan is required.
This course is designed to introduce upper level undergraduate students to the government and politics of postwar Japan. Topics to be addressed include the impact of the Allied Occupation in the development of the politics of postwar political institutions, the electoral and political party systems, interest groups, citizen protest and the role of women in politics, the government-business relationship and the impact of industrial policy on economic growth, the policy-making process, political corruption, the ongoing financial crisis, and recent attempts to reform the political and economic systems.