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International Relations of Pacific Asia (PO920)

What makes the Pacific Asia region tick? Does East Asia face greater challenges from ‘traditional’ or ‘new’ security and economic issues? Can China rise peacefully and what would this mean? This module aims to elucidate how the international relations of Pacific Asia, and the growth of regionalism and regional cooperation, are shaped. In pursuing this goal, the module engages a range of issues including security, development, financial crises, institutions, the roles of great powers, as well as the importance of the wider global context. We have an outstanding international reputation in this area with world leading researchers. In addition, we attract a number of internationally renowned researchers to give guest lectures and seminars relating to this field. This module is an excellent choice if you’re interested in Asia, international security, political economy and international relations.

This module explores a number of cutting-edge research topics and is supported by the ongoing research work within the department. By choosing this module you will be challenged by the dynamism of a region that is among the fastest growing in the world. This module aims to give you the tools to effectively interrogate the challenges facing the region through interactive and engaging seminars, readings, guest lecturers, and group tasks.