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Politics & IR in Korea (2017A)

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Overview:

  • Week 1: Introduction and Overview

    B. Cumings, Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History, updated edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. Chapter 3.

  • Week 2: The Cold War and the Division of Korea

    D. Orberdorfer, The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History, Rev. ed., New York: Basic Books, 2001. Chapter 1.

    Choi, Jang-Jip. "Political Cleavages in South Korea." In State and Society in Contemporary Korea, edited by Hagen Koo, 13-50. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993.

  • Week 3: Authoritarian Developmentalism

    B. Cumings, Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History, updated edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2005. Chapter 3.

    Lim, Hyun-Chin, and Jinho Jang. "Neo-Liberalism in Post-Crisis South Korea: Social Conditions and Outcomes." Journal of Contemporary Asia 36, no. 4 (2006): 442-63. You, Jong-sung, and Youn Min Park. "The Legacies of State Corporatism in Korea: Regulatory Capture in the Sewol Ferry Tragedy." Journal of East Asian Studies 17, no. 1 (2017): 95-118.

  • Week 4: Democratization of South Korea

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  • Week 5: Democratic Politics and the Cold War’s End

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  • Week 6: North Korea’s Political System

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  • Week 7: North Korean Nuclear Crisis

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  • Week 8: Power Transition in Northeast Asia and the Korean Peninsula

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  • Week 9: Japan and the Korean Peninsula

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