Democratisation Business and Governance in Asia (7012GIR)

In the wake of the East Asian economic crisis and subsequent periods of stagnancy, new pressures have emerged for substantial reforms, namely, the democratisation of politics and improvements in corporate governance. In short, the region's earlier pursuit of rapid economic growth, marked by authoritarian developmentalism in Northeast Asia and 'rationalised' corruption in Southeast Asia, no longer appears to be viable. This course, then, examines the causes and processes associated with the adoption of democratic procedures. It also explores the relationship between democratic politics and the prospects for bureaucratic transparency, market liberalisation coupled with heightened prudential regulation, and improved corporate governance benefiting company employees, creditors, and minority shareholders. Case material can be drawn from the experiences of Japan, as well as the new democracies of Korea and Taiwan in Northeast Asia and the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia in Southeast Asia. Useful comparisons can also be made with fast-growing countries that avoid democracy, good governance, or both, namely, Singapore, Malaysia, and China. Incompatible: 7012IBA Democratisation and Governance in Asia

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 1

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 2

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
9 July 2018
Last day to add a course
22 July 2018
Last day to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
5 August 2018
Last day to drop a course without academic penalty
9 September 2018

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Class Availability When Where Notes
You must attend this Seminar
Seminar (41318) Open Wednesday 15:00 - 17:50
Weeks 1 - 5, 6 - 12
N34 0.05
Science 2 Building
Nathan Campus