30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides a detailed understanding of Japan's international relations on the one hand, and its role in global governance on the other hand. The first part of the module adopts a theoretically informed approach based on the structure of the international system, the actors involved in international relations, and the norms that inform their behaviour. It then focuses on the key sites of Japan┐s international activity, particularly the United States and East Asia. The module then explores the institutional mechanisms of governance at the global level and the role Japan plays in these institutions (the UN, G8, World Bank, IMF and WTO) in addition to a number of specific case studies (First Gulf War, East Asian Economic Crisis and `War on Terror┐).

Staff Contact: Professor Hugo Dobson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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