Spring Semester 2016
GOV 365L, unique 37995
Instructor: Xuecheng Liu
Bldg / Room: MEZ 1.210
Days & Time: TTH 12:30-14:00
PREREQUISITE: 6 SEMESTER HOURS OF LOWER-DIVISION COURSEWORK IN GOVERNMENT, INCLUDES CROSS-CULTURAL CONTENT.
Asian Regionalism and Multilateral Cooperation
Asia’s rise as a region will shape the future world order. Asian regionalism as a vitally important dimension of Asia’s rise has attracted critical attention of Asia experts and policy makers. This course first addresses the nature, functional principles, leadership, and policy-making process of contemporary Asian regionalism in comparison with the experiences of European integration. We also explore the linkage between the momentum of Asian integration and contemporary Asian nationalism. Then we will introduce and assess the origins and its developments of leading regional cooperation mechanisms: ASEAN, Six-Party Talks (Northeast Asian Security Cooperation Architecture), SAARC, and SCO. Finally, in terms of engaging with the Asian multilateral cooperation we will discuss polices and strategies of major powers, particularly, the United States and China.
This course contains four main parts:
1, Comparison between Asian Regionalism and European Experiences: Concept, principles, leadership, and policy-making process;
2. Asian Regionalism and Asian Nationalism: explore the linkage between the emerging Asian cooperation and contemporary Asian nationalism, focusing on Chinese nationalism, Indian nationalism, and Japanese nationalism;
3. Introduce four most important cooperation mechanisms: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Southeast Asia; Six-Party talks (Northeast Asian Security Cooperation Architecture) in Northeast Asia; South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in South Asia; and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Central Asia;
4. Major Powers' Responses to Asian Cooperation: Focus on American and Chinese Strategies for engaging with Asian Integration and multilateral cooperation.
- Two take-home essays (6-7 pages) 40%
- One 12-page term paper, 50%
Note: Writing of the term paper includes the paper proposal, the first draft (15 points), and the second (revised) draft (25 points), and the final draft (10 points).
- Class participation, 10%
1. Frost, Ellen L., Asia’s New Regionalism （ANR）
(Boulder. Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publications, 2008)
ISBN 978-1-58826-579-1 [Selected chapters distributed by email]
2. Shambaugh, David, Power Shift: China and Asia’s New Dynamics（PS）
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) [electronic bk.]
3. Aggarwal, Vind K.,Asia’s New Institutional Architecture （ANIA）
Dordrecht: Springer, 2007. [electronic bk.]
- Saez, Lawrence, The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
(SAARC): An emerging collaboration Architecture, Hoboken: Taylor & Francis, 2012. [electronic resource]
5. Pempel, T. J., Regionalism, Economic Integration and Security in Asia (REISA）,
Northamptom, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 2011. [Electronic Resource]
6. Mahbubani, Kishore, The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East (NAH),New York: PublicAffairs, 2009. [electronic resource]
7. Webber, Douglas, Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2004. [electronic resource].
8. Ikenberry, G. John, Regional Integration and Institutionalization: Comparing Asia and Europe (RII), Shoukadoh: Research Institute, Aoyama Gakuin University, 2012. [Selected Chapters distributed by email]
9. Selected chapters of the recently published books and journal articles distributed by email.