POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Section: 007 Chinese Politics and Political Economy
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This seminar provides graduate students a broad overview of the scholarship on Chinese politics and political economy, with the aim of familiarizing students with the state-of-the-art literature and helping them formulate their own dissertation projects. The course is organized around major questions, rather than topics. For example: Why has China’s economy grown so fast for so long, despite defying standard policy prescriptions? How has the authoritarian government adapted its strategies of control and cooperation in a rapidly modernizing and open society? Why has the Chinese regime displayed remarkable adaptability, and will it stay adaptive? Why has vast corruption coexisted with rapid economic growth? In addition to surveying the evolution of the field, we will pay close attention to new approaches, deployment of new data sources and methods, and cross-national comparisons. We will primarily review work by political scientists and economists, but also that of sociologists and historians. The seminar will feature guest sessions with several leading China specialists.

POLSCI 688 - Selected Topics in Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25512
Open
7
7Graduate Standing
-
M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
24604
Open
13
8POLSCI GRAD + JOINT SW/PUBPOL
-
M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
27132
Open
14
14Graduate Standing
-
Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
30460
Open
7
7Graduate Standing
-
Th 10:00AM - 12:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
31951
Open
5
5Graduate Standing
-
Tu 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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