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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2004

GOV 365L • Political Economy of Asia - W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37394 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
MEZ 2.124

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.

This lecture course will focus on the different debates on integrating the Asian economy into the world system, within the context of globalization. We will assess the debates on the need for liberalization, slow versus speedy liberalization, the impact on traditional power groups such as labor and capital, the impact on the poor, and conclude with a look at the impact of globalization on domestic governance. The focus will be on Indian experience. The course will also contrast the Indian experience with that of South Korea and China. In addition, we will examine the East Asian crisis in the context of globalization, and the IMF/World Bank policies.


Tentative list of texts: Peter Evans, Embedded Autonomy: Globalization and the State Pranab Bardhan, The Political Economy of Development Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen, India: Economic Development and Social Opportunity Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, In Pursuit of Lakshmi: The Political Economy of the India State K. Ahluwalia and IMD Little, India's Economic Reforms and Developments Essays for Manmohan Singh Robert Wade, The East Asian Crisis Rosen, India and China: Economic Giants


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