POE-374 Political Economy of Southeast Asia
This course examines political and economic development in one of the world's most diverse and economically dynamic regions. Students explore how the region has transitioned from a Cold War battlefield to a post-Cold War marketplace. Topics range from the Vietnam War, the Cambodian genocide, and military rule in Myanmar (Burma) to rapid economic growth in Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore. Major themes cover economic development, globalization, agrarian change, democratization and human rights.