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POLI 381 Politics in Japan and South Korea (3 credits)

Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)


Political Science : An introduction to key issues of contemporary politics in Japan and South Korea, covering the politics and economic development of Post-WWII Japan and Post-Korean War South Korea. Themes include: How were the contemporary political systems established in Japan and South Korea? How have these systems changed over time? What are the impacts of political institutions on the political and economic development in the two countries? How do social actors and political and economic institutions interact with each other? What are the foreign policymaking strategies in the two countries?

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2022-2023 academic year.

  • The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.

  • Prerequisite(s): A 200-level course in comparative politics (POLI 211, POLI 212, or POLI 227).

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