Spring 2024

Public Policy in Stories: East Asian Perspectives

Listed in: Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-269  |  Political Science, as POSC-269


Alex Jingwei He (Section 01)


(Offered as POSC 269 and ASLC 269) This course aims to equip students with conceptual and theoretical abilities that are essential for understanding the complex but fascinating world of public policy. Theoretical knowledge will be illustrated through 11 real-world policy cases from the Asian context, covering a wide range of areas including health care, poverty alleviation, rural development, technology innovation, and education.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to comprehend and analyze the dynamics of public policy in a professional way and will also gain deeper insights into Asian politics and state-society relations. 

Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor He.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority will be given to seniors and majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: 1) reading; 2) seminar; 3) written work, 4) oral presentation, 5) movie screening, and 6) independent research. Students are expected to participate actively in seminar discussions.

ASLC 269 - LEC

Section 01
M 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM SCCE E108
W 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM SCCE E108

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
The Public Policy Primer: Managing the Policy Process Routledge Wu, X., Ramesh, M., and Fritzen, S. Amherst Books TBD
How To Do Public Policy Oxford University Press Hassel, A. and Wegrich, K. Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.