Course Information
Course title
Seminar on Asian Democratization 
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Tuesday 8,9(15:30~17:20) 
The upper limit of the number of students: 100.
The upper limit of the number of non-majors: 70. 
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Course introduction video
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

This course will introduce the democratization process of East and Southeast Asian Countries. The countries are categorized by regime types into 4 groups: liberal democracy, electoral democracy, electoral autocracy, and non-democracy. Systematic comparison will be focused on the application of the modernization theory, democratic citizenship theory, critical citizenship theory, and political socialization theory.

Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Theoretical Perspectives I: Modernization Theory,
Week 3: Theoretical Perspectives II: Democratic Citizenship, Critical Citizenship, Political Socialization
Week 4: Liberal Democracy I: Japan
Week 5: Liberal Democracy II: Korea
Week 6: Liberal Democracy III: Taiwan
Week 7: Electoral Democracy I: Philippines
Week 8: Electoral Democracy II: Thailand
Week 9: Electoral Democracy III: Indonesia
Week 10: Electoral Democracy IV: Mongolia
Week 11: Electoral Democracy V: Malaysia
Week 12: Electoral Autocracy I: Singapore
Week 13: Electoral Autocracy II: Hong Kong
Week 14: Electoral Autocracy III: Myanmar,
Week 15: Non-democracy I: Vietnam
Week 16: Non-democracy II: China
Week 17: Non-democracy III: Vietnam
Week 18: Wrap-Up 

Course Objective
The course aims to make students familiarize the democratization process and political development of East and Southeast Asian countries, where Asian Barometer conducted national probabilistic surveys. Students are expected to understand the trajectory of East and Southeast Asian political development and the theories that could explain the divergent trends and results. In each week, the instructor will ask students to prepare using the different theories to look at the democratization process in each country and provide their own insights and explanations. 
Course Requirement
There will be two written assignments and as a final paper. Participation in class discussion is strongly encouraged. The written assignment is a two-page short essay. Students have the choice to pick the topic they like to write (40%). The Final paper should be a research paper format, between 10-15 pages. Students need to discuss the topic with the instructor in advance (60%).

Student Workload (expected study time outside of class per week)
Office Hours
Week 1: Case, 2015, Chapter 1-5.
Week 2: Samuel Huntington. (1968). Political Order in Changing Societies. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Week 3: Ronald Inglehart. (1997). Modernization and Postmodernization. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Week 4: Lim, 2015, Chapter 1.
Week 5: Lim, 2015, Chapter 2-3.
Week 6: Lim, 2015, Chapter 5.
Week 7: Robinson, 2014, Chapter 3 & 7.
Week 8: Robinson, 2014, Chapter 6.
Week 9: Robinson, 2014, Chapter 15 & 16.
Week 10: Khatanbold Oidov. (2018). Democracy Development in Mongolia: Challenges and Opportunities. Philosophy Study 8 (7): 329-342.
Week 11: Nurliana Kamaruddin and Roy Anthony Rogers. (2020). Malaysia's Democratic and Political Transformation. Asian Affairs: An American Review, 47 (2): 126-148.
Week 12: Case, 2015, Chapter 24.
Week 13: Richard Bush. (2016). Hong Kong in the Shadow of China. Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.
Week 14: Bridget Welsh et al. 2019. Myanmar: Grappling with Transition. 2019 Asian Barometer Survey Report.
Week 15: Case, 2015, Chapter 27.
Week 16: Minxin Pei. (2020). China: From Tiananmen to Neo-Stalinism. Journal of Democracy, 31(1): 148-157.
Week 17: Kimkong Heng. (2019). Cambodia in 2019 and Beyond: Key Issues and Next Steps Forward. Cambodian Journal of International Studies, 3: 121-143.
Week 18: Wrap-Up 
Designated reading
Yun-han Chu et al. (Eds.) 2010. How East Asians View Democracy. Columbia University Press.
Timothy C. Lim. 2014. Politics in East Asia: Explaining Change and Continuity. Lynne Rienner.
Richard Robison (Ed.) 2014. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics. Routledge.
William Case (Ed.) 2015. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization. Routledge.
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