SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentInternational Master's Program in International Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Studies, Second Year
Course NamePolitical Economy
InstructorLEU GUAN-YI
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
Prerequisite
Course Objective
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課程主題



Topic



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Assignment



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學習投入時間



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課堂講授



In-class



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課程前後



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class



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Course Introduction




  • Course Introduction



Discussion



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What is Political Economy




  • Robert O. Keohane. 2009. “Political Science as a Vocation,” PS: Political Science & Politics 42(2): 359-63.

  • Oatley, Ch1: Traditional Schools of International Political Economy

  • The Role of Politics in Economic Development Gourevitch, P. (2008). The role of politics in economic development. Annu. Rev. Polit. Sci., 11, 137-159.

  • North, Ch1, How, I. A. R. T. S. (2003). Institutions, institutional change, and economic performance, Ch1.



 



Seminar Discussion



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3



Rational Choice and Collective Action




  • Oatley, Ch2: The WTO, and Ch3. The Political Economy of Trade Cooperation

  • Mancur Olson. 1971. The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and The Theory

  • of Groups (Harvard University Press), pp. 1-10 (skim)

  • Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis. 2008. “The Evolutionary Basis of Collective Action.” In Barry Weingast and Donald Wittman, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Political Economy. New York: Oxford University Press

  • Xu, Yiqing, and Yang Yao. "Informal Institutions, Collective Action, and Public Investment in Rural China." American Political Science Review 109.2 (2015): 371-91.



 



 



 



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4



Preference Formation and Interest Presentations




  • Oatley, Ch.4: A Society-Centered Approach to Trade Politics

  • Michael Hiscox. 2001. “Class Versus Industry Cleavages: Inter-Industry Factor Mobility and the Politics of Trade,” International Organization 55 (Winter): 1-46.

  • Kenneth Scheve and Mathew Slaughter, “What Determines Individual Trade-Policy Preferences?” Journal of International Economics Vol. 54 No. 2 (August 2001):267-292

  • Malcolm Fairbrother. 2010. “Trade Policymaking in the Real World: Elites’ Conflicting Worldviews and North American Integration.” Review of International Political Economy 17(2): 319-347.



 



 



 



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Institutional Perspective and Effects




  • Oatley, Ch.5: A State-Centered Approach to Trade Politics

  • Peter A. Hall and Rosemary C. R. Taylor, “Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms,” Political Studies (1996): 936-57.

  • Engerman, Stanley and Kenneth Sokoloff. 2008. “Debating the Role of Institutions in Political and Economic Development: Theory, History and Findings,” Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 11, pp. 119-135.

  • Paul Pierson, “Increasing Returns, Path Dependence, and the Study of Politics,” American Political Science Review, 94(2) (June 2000): 251-267.

  • Cimoli, M., Dosi, G., Nelson, R. R., & Stiglitz, J. (2006). Institutions and policies shaping industrial development: an introductory note (No. 2006/02). Lem Working paper series (skim)



 



 



 



Seminar Discussion



 



 



 



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8~12



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Impact of Economic and Political Institutions on Economic Policies and Performance




  • Peter A. Hall and David Soskice Ch. 1

  • Walter and Zhang eds: East Asian Capitalism: Diversity, Continuity, and Change, Ch. 1

  • Walter Korpi. 2006. “Power Resources and Employer-Centered Approaches in Explanations of

  • Welfare States and Varieties of Capitalism.” World Politics (January):167-206. (Skim)

  • Rickard, S. J. (2015). Electoral systems and trade. The Oxford handbook of the political economy of international trade, 15(0), 280.

  • Torben Iversen and David Soskice. 2006. “Electoral Institutions and the Politics of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Redistribute More Than Others.” American Political Science Review 100 (May): 165-181. (skim)



 



 



 



Seminar Discussion



 



 



 



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8~12



7



National Holiday




  • No Class



 



 



 



8



Historical and Ideational Perspectives & Factor of Power and National Interests




  • John L. Campbell. 2002. “Ideas, Politics, and Public Policy,” Annual Review of Sociology, vol 28: 21- 38.

  • Dani Rodrik. 2014. “When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, World Views, and Policy Innovations,” The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(1): 189–208. (Skim)

  • Krasner, Stephen D. "State power and the structure of international trade." World Politics 28.3 (1976): 317-347.

  • Abdelal, Rawi and Jonathan Kirshner. 1999/2000. Strategy, Economic Relations, and the Definition of National Interests. Security Studies 9 (1/2):119-56.



 



 



 



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8~12



9



Assignment Due




  • Assignment/Topic Submission



Seminar Discussion



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12



10



The Impact of the Economy and Society on Politics




  • Carles Boix. 2011. “Democracy, Development, and the International System.” American Political Science Review 105 (4): 809-828.

  • Bruce Dickson (2007), "Integrating Wealth and Power in China: The Communist Party's Embrace of the Private Sector," China Quarterly 192: 827-854.

  • Mary Gallagher (2002), "’Reform and Openness’: Why China's Economic Reforms Have Delayed Democracy,” World Politics 54 (4): 558-560.

  • Chang, Eric CC, and Yun-han Chu. "Corruption and trust: exceptionalism in Asian democracies?." The Journal of Politics 68, no. 2 (2006): 259-271.

  • Rock, Michael T., and Heidi Bonnett. "The comparative politics of corruption: accounting for the East Asian paradox in empirical studies of corruption, growth and investment." World Development 32, no. 6 (2004): 999-1017. (skim)

  • Margalit, Y. (2011). Costly jobs: Trade-related layoffs, government compensation, and voting in US elections. American Political Science Review, 105(1), 166-188. (skim)



 



 



 



 



 



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8~12



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Developmental States and Its Critiques




  • Oatley, Ch. 6 & Ch. 7

  • Evans, Peter B. "Predatory, developmental, and other apparatuses: a comparative political economy perspective on the third world state." In Sociological forum, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 561-587. Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers, 1989.

  • “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly? Korea, Taiwan, and the Asian Financial Crisis.” In the Asian Financial Crisis and the Architecture of Global Finance, edited by Gregory W. Noble and John

  • Robert Wade, “The Asian debt-and-development crisis of 1997-? Causes and consequences,” World Development 26, no. 8 (August 1998), pp.1535-53.

  • Levi-Faur, David. "The Developmental State: Israel, South Korea, and Taiwan Compared." Studies in Comparative International Development (SCID) 33, no. 1 (1998): 65-93. (Skim)



 



 



 



 



 



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Transnational FDI and Business Network




  • Oatley, Ch. 8-9

  • Bernard, M., & Ravenhill, J. (1995). Beyond product cycles and flying geese: regionalization, hierarchy, and the industrialization of East Asia. World Politics, 47(2), 171-209. (skim)

  • Whitley, R. (1998). Internationalization and varieties of capitalism: the limited effects of cross-national coordination of economic activities on the nature of business systems. Review of international political economy, 5(3), 445-481.

  • Zhu, Boliang (2017), "MNCs, Rents, and Corruption: Evidence from China." American Journal of Political Science 61 (1): 84-99.

  • Crawford, D. (2000). Chinese capitalism: cultures, the Southeast Asian region and economic globalization. Third World Quarterly, 21(1), 69-86. (skim)

  • Crawford, D. (2001). Globalization and Guanxi: the ethos of Hong Kong finance. New Political Economy, 6(1), 45-65. (skim)



 



 



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Varieties Capitalism in East Asia (I): Business–Government Relations and Development Strategies




  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch.2 Government–Industry Relations in China: A Review of the Art of the State1 by Shaun Breslin

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch. 3 Not of a Piece: Developmental States, Industrial Policy, and Evolving Patterns of Capitalism in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan by Karl Fields

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch. 4 State–Business Linkages in Southeast Asia: The Developmental State, Neo-liberalism, and Enterprise Development by Edmund Terence Gomez

  • Knight, John B. "China as a developmental state." The World Economy 37, no. 10 (2014): 1335-1347.



 



 



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Varieties Capitalism in East Asia (II): Labor Markets and Industrial Relations & Welfare Policy




  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch.5 Reform and Institutional Change in East Asian Labour Markets1 by Frederic C. Deyo

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch.6 Durable Subordination: Chinese Labour Regime through a South Korean Lens by Ching Kwan Lee

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch.7 Continuity and Change in the Japanese Economy: Evidence of Institutional Interactions between Financial and Labour Markets by Mari Sako and Masahiro Kotosaka

  • Fleckenstein, T., & Lee, S. C. (2017). Democratization, post-industrialization, and East Asian welfare capitalism: the politics of welfare state reform in Japan, South Korea, and

  • Taiwan. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy, 33(1), 36-54.

  • Chung, Erin Aeran. "Workers or residents? Diverging patterns of immigrant incorporation in Korea and Japan." Pacific Affairs 83, no. 4 (2010): 675-696 (skim)

  • Kwon, Huck?ju. "Transforming the developmental welfare state in East Asia." Development and Change 36, no. 3 (2005): 477-497 (skim).



 



 



 



 



 



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Varieties Capitalism in East Asia (III): Financial Market Structures




  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch. 8 Political Hierarchy and Finance: The Politics of China’s Financial Development by Richard W. Carney

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch. 9 The Political Economy of Financial Development in Southeast Asia by Tom Pepinsky

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch.10 The Japanese Financial Sector’s Transition from High Growth to the ‘Lost Decades’1 by Wataru Takahashi

  • Walter and Zhang eds., Ch.11 Dominant Coalitions and Capital Market Changes in Northeast Asia by Xiaoke Zhang

  • Elizabeth Thurbon, “Two Paths to Financial Liberalization: South Korea and Taiwan,” The Pacific Review, Vol. 14, No. 2 (2001), pp.241-67. (skim)



 



 



 



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Presentations Student presentations/Guest Speaker




  • Presentations Student presentations/Guest Speaker



Discussion



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Presentations Student presentations/Guest Speaker



 




  • Presentations Student presentations/Guest Speaker



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Assignment Submission




 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Attendance and In-Class Discussions: 25%



Presentations: 20%



Short Reviews: 20%



Final Essay Paper or Research Paper: 35%


Textbook & Reference
Urls about Course
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