Asia-Pacific: Zone of Conflict or Peace?

Subject 166-499 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: *
Prerequisites: Admission to 4th-year Honours and Postgraduate Cert/Dip in Political Science and International Studies Honours and Master of International Politics two-year program.
Corequisites: *
Recommended Background Knowledge: *
Non Allowed Subjects: *
Core Participation Requirements: *


Dr Pradeep Taneja
Subject Overview:

This subject provides an examination of some important issues in Asia-Pacific international politics in the light of relevant theorizing, interpretations and debates. The topics for study will normally include the China-US-Japan triangle, the Taiwan and Korean conflicts, the international context of conflicts relating to Indonesia and the Southwest Pacific, Australian engagement in the Asia-Pacific, and new and emerging issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Assessment: A written essay of 3000 words 60% (due late in semester) and a 2-hour exam 40% (due during the examination period).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A subject reader will be available.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to demonstrate competence in critical, creative and theoretical thinking through essay writing, seminar discussion and presentations, conceptualising theoretical problems, forming judgments from conflicting evidence, and by critical analysis;


Formerly available as 166-512. Students who have completed 166-512 are not permitted to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Public Policy and Management
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management(Honours)
Master of International Politics
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (International Politics)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Political Science)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Chinese)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (International Politics)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Japanese)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Political Science)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Public Policy and Management)

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