Politics and Security in Asia|
Fall 2017 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Are the countries of East and Southeast Asia headed toward greater cooperation or toward increased conflict? This course assesses political and security conflict and cooperation in the post--Cold War era in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia. The first part of the course introduces the theoretical issues at stake and reviews the historical backgrounds of the countries involved. The second part analyzes contemporary political and security issues, including territorial disputes over islands in the South China Sea, tensions between China and Taiwan, Japan's security policy, conflict on the Korean peninsula, arms control, international organizations, and bilateral and multilateral relations. The last part of the course outlines potential future scenarios for security and cooperation within Asia and between the countries of Asia and the rest of the world.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Polit Econ)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)
Goldstein, Avery, and Edward Mansfield, eds. THE NEXUS of ECONOMICS, SECURITY, and INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS in East Asia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. Paperback ISBN-10: 0804782741
Shambaugh, David L., and Michael B. Yahuda, eds. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS of ASIA. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008. Paperback ISBN-10: 0742556964
Journal articles and book chapters to be announced
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Class participation; short weekly memos; mid-semester exam, end-semester exam; research project including a class presentation.
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