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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2004

GOV 365L • International Relations of East/Southeast Asia

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35140 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GAR 109
Maclachlan

Course Description

Course number may be repeated for credit when topics vary. This introductory course will explore the postwar international relations of East and Southeast Asia. Particular attention will be devoted to postwar economic and security issues, the changing political landscape of the post-Cold War period, and to the development and functions of regional institutions. The course will be instructed around four themes: 1) the impact of "Asian values" on the international relations of the region 2) the definition of "security" in the post-Cold War era 3) the juxtaposition of domestic and international politics in Asia 4) the opportunities and constraints confronting regional institution-building and integration.

Grading Policy

Participation in Class Discussions: 10% Short Research Paper (8-10 pgs.): 40% Final Exam: 50%

Texts

Joanne R. Bauer and Daniel A. Bell, eds., "The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights". Selig S. Harrison and Clyde V. Prestowitz, Jr., eds.", "Asia After the 'Miracle': Redefining U. S. Economic and Security Priorities". Ippei Yamazawa, ed., "Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): Challenges and Tasks for the 21st Century". Course packet available for purchase.

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