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Political Economies of Asia

By 07/05/2019April 29th, 2021No Comments
  1. Political Economies of Asia

With the ongoing integration of global economics and trade, political differences between countries are slowly being reconciled or ameliorated. The various political economies found within Asia have a significant impact on the global system, from the authoritarian, government-directed capitalism of modern China and the strictly authoritarian North Korea, to the free-market, Western systems of South Korea and Japan, and the various forms found through South and Southeast Asia. As the global economy increasingly relies on production capabilities of Asian labor, so too will rise the importance and value of understanding political economy in Asia.

Main outlines:

  1. Changing international political economy in East Asia
  2. Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia’s interaction under the ASEAN plus six framework
  3. The evolution of Asian economic integration
  4. Major actors’ approaches and policies to regional economic integration
  5. Regional mechanisms relating to regional economic integration such as APEC, ASEAN plus Three summits, and ASEAN
  6. The Korean peninsula nuclear crisis and East Asia
  7. Major players’ policy toward the Korean peninsula