15 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module examines the major structures, actors, and ideas shaping international politics in East Asia today. A major aim is to introduce students to new theories about international order and identity linked to emerging trends in the region. Central themes address changing power dynamics and international order; regional identity and Asian centrism; leadership and the emerging multilateral architecture; and the future of ASEAN-led regionalism. The module explores both traditional and emerging challenges facing the region on the basis of a special forum on media and foreign policy analysis, interactive seminars, group tasks, and team projects. Special topics include the crisis on the Korean Peninsular, the Taiwan Strait, maritime disputes, and environmental threats.

Staff Contact: Katherine Morton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Interactive Forum on Media and Foreign Policy in East Asia
Assessment: Course work, The written UK Foreign Affairs Committee simulation will include an oral presentation (not assessed) in preparation for a written briefing.

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