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POLISCI 348: Chinese Politics (INTNLREL 158, POLISCI 148)

China, one of the few remaining communist states in the world, has not only survived, but has become a global political actor of consequence with the fastest growing economy in the world. What explains China's authoritarian resilience? Why has the CCP thrived while other communist regimes have failed? How has the Chinese Communist Party managed to develop markets and yet keep itself in power? What avenues are there for political participation? How does censorship work in the information and 'connected' age of social media? What are the prospects for political change? How resilient is the part in the fave of technological and economic change? Materials will include readings, lectures, and selected films. This course has no prerequisites. This course fulfills the Writing in the Major requirement for Political Science and International Relations undergraduate majors. PoliSci majors should register for POLISCI 148 and IR majors should register for INTNLREL 158. Graduate students should register for POLISCI 348. Please note: this course did not fulfill the WIM requirement in 2017-18 or 2018-19.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

POLISCI 348A: Politics and Institutions in Latin America (POLISCI 248A)

The broad academic purpose of the course is to evaluate presidential democracies in Latin America and their impacts on the politics in this region. The goal is to give students an introduction to the main debates on political institutions in the Latin American region and help them identify issues for future research.
Last offered: Winter 2019

POLISCI 348D: China in the Global Economy (POLISCI 248D)

An examination of China in the global economy. Focus will be on China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The goal of the course is to provide students an in-depth understanding of a key initiative of China's efforts to globalize. The approach examines how BRI has played out in practice and how it is changing. Specific questions addressed will include: What is the political and economic logic of BRI? Who are the key players? How much of this is controlled and coordinated by Beijing? How much by local authorities? What bureaucratic structures, if any, have been created to regulate this major initiative? Whose interests are being served with BRI? What are the challenges facing BRI? How have strategies evolved? How have international reactions affected China's globalization strategies? How has this affected US-China Relations? How does BRI affect domestic politics?
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Oi, J. (PI)

POLISCI 348S: Latin American Politics (POLISCI 248S)

Fundamental transformations in Latin America in the last two decades: why most governments are now democratic or semidemocratic; and economic transformation as countries abandoned import substitution industrialization policies led by state intervention for neoliberal economic polices. The nature of this dual transformation.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Diaz, A. (PI)
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