Political Systems and Sociopolitical Trends in the East
- The course aims at familiarizing students with the specifics of the political development of the East Asian, Southeast Asian states and countries of the Middle East.
- Learn to take into account the cultural specificity characteristic of the countries of the studied region in their practical and research activities.
- Learn to understand and analyze socially and personally significant problems and processes occurring in society.
- Learn to use the conceptual apparatus of scientific research, critically analyze the information.
- Learn to work with information: find, evaluate, systematize and use information necessary for solving scientific and professional problems from various sources, (on the basis of a systematic approach).
- Learn to communicate in English on professional topics, participate in in-class discussions.
- Learn to prepare explanatory notes in their professional field.
- Online course
- Lecture 1. Introduction. Political regimes and economic development in East and Southeast Asia
- Lecture 2. Political systems and socio-political process in Turkey and Iran
- Lecture 3. Major State Political Institutions in China, Japan and South Korea
- Lecture 4. Political systems and socio-political process in Arab states (Gulf states and Egypt)
- Lecture 5. Civil Society in East Asia
- Lecture 6. Political systems and socio-political process in Arab states (Syria, Iraq) and Afghanistan
- Lecture 7. Welfare state in East Asia
- Lecture 8. Education policies in East Asia
- Online courseThis course is blended and students have to study the following online course: Публичная политика и права человека. URL: https://edu.hse.ru/course/view.php?id=132863. The course is conducted by The HSE University. Online course test (10 questions of different format, 20 minutes).
- Test on literature5 questions of different format, 10 minutes.
- ExamThe final exam will take the form of test (20 questions of different types, 30 minutes), based on the materials of the all lectures and seminars (of student’s region of specialization).
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- Marlies Glasius, David Lewis, & Hakan Seckinelgin. (2004). Exploring Civil Society : Political and Cultural Contexts. Routledge.
- Roger Goodman, Huck-Ju Kwon, & Gordon White. (1998). The East Asian Welfare Model : Welfare Orientalism and the State. Routledge.
- HU, A. (2016). Half the Sky, But Not Yet Equal China’s Feminist Movement. Harvard International Review, 37(3), 15–18.
- King, G., Pan, J. J., & Roberts, M. E. (2013). How Censorship in China Allows Government Criticism but Silences Collective Expression. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0003055413000014
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- Wael B. Hallaq. (2012). The Impossible State : Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament. Columbia University Press.