Social Sciences Political Sciences and Public Administration
Political Sciences and Public Administration Series: Choosing Proper Literature and Sources in Class readings: A Balanced Methodology
This course aims to equip learners how to choose sources and literature on political and sensitive topics, what kinds of readings can be used, with concrete examples like the politics of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Selected topics will be the foci of demonstration, such as (1) regime types, (2) the characteristics of the political systems, (3) the evolution and transformation of these political systems, (4) the complexities of political participation, (5) the development of liberalization and the prospects of democratization, and (6) the politics of the judiciary. The principles and methods of choosing good and balanced readings will be discussed, including a teacher or a researcher’s patience, tolerance, and persistent search for competing views in the literature. The objective is to make the design of a course theoretically academic, conceptually stimulating, argumentatively balanced, and practically useful.
Prof. Sonny Lo
- Saturday, 9:30am - 11:00am
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