POLS5631 International Relations of the Asia–Pacific
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit examines the role of major powers in the international relations of the Asia–Pacific region, defined as East Asia, South Asia and the South Pacific. The unit reviews the historical evolution of the regional order before and during the Cold War, then examines the contemporary foreign policies of major powers, including the US, China, Japan, India and Indonesia. The unit aims to provide an understanding of the evolution of international relations in the Asia–Pacific region together with an understanding of the foreign policies of the major states in the region.
- Students are able to (1) understand the historical background to the contemporary regional order and the significance of major powers, by participating in the seminar program; (2) analyse and assess a range of opinions about a specific question involving the foreign policy of a major power in the region, through a research essay; and (3) apply skills of criticial literacy, by undertaking an analytical exercise clarifying key concepts used in interpreting the roles of major powers in the region.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a research essay; (2) an analytical exercise; and (3) seminar participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Jie Chen
- Unit rules
- POLS8603 International Relations in the Asia–Pacific Region; POLS5631 International Relations of the Asia–Pacific: the Role of Major Powers; POLS5632 Major Issues and Regional Organisations in the Asia–Pacific
- Unit Outline
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