AIS4129 - Contemporary International Politics of the Asia Pacific

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Department of Asian and International Studies
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Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Aims

The Asia-Pacific region, seen by many as the emerging centre of global power and influence, is characterised by rapid economic growth, diverse political systems, vibrant societies, modernising militaries, cutting-edge technologies and strategic competition among the major powers. The aim of this course is to introduce the major theoretical perspectives in IR and apply these to gain a deeper understanding of the international politics of the region. In addition, the similarities and differences between contended approaches will be explored, and frameworks will be provided within which solutions to conflicts might be generated, and their merits evaluated.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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