- Code ASIA2063
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Department of Political and Social Change
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Asian Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Who gets what, and why, and how, from contemporary China's development? In this upper-level seminar course, students will examine debates about theories and concepts of development, the politics of development policy making and implementation, and distribution of the costs and benefits of development. Throughout the course, theories will be illustrated and tested by examining case studies drawn from China's development experience. The case studies will centre on:
• socialist, modernization, neo-liberal and neo-statist theories of development
• the political economy of China's development: from planned economy to global markets
• development policy: lobbying, design and implementation in China
• corruption and development capacities
• land, agricultural livelihoods and food security concerns: the nation and the household
• power, gender and agency in development practice
• distributive conflicts in domestic development
• China's interventions in global development
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirement of the course, students should be able to:
1. Understand debates about major theories, concepts and models of development in China;
2. Apply their understanding of those debates in commentary on the competing agendas and roles of participants in development in China;
3. Evaluate different approaches to development policy and project implementation;
4. Critically analyse the dilemmas associated with an aspect of development in China;
5. Design, research and produce an essay analysing an aspect of China's development or China's interventions in global development;
6. Express themselves clearly in verbal and written formats, on aspects of China's development politics
- Seminar participation (10%);
- Review of key concepts: 1,000 words (25%);
- Research essay proposal: 1,000 words (20%);
- Research essay: 3,000 words (45%).
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Two contact hours per week, and an additional 6 hours of private study listening to pre-recorded lectures, reading, conducting research and writing assignments.
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