Europe and Asia: Competing Hegemons?

Subject 166-557 (2008)

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - 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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of International Politics one-year program.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Philomena Murray
Subject Overview:

This course focuses on contemporary debates in EU-Asia relations, introducing students to concepts of regional integration and providing them an understanding of intra-regionalism as well as inter-regionalism. It examines the EUs political agenda in developing a close relationship with East Asia, evaluates the importance and nature of EU-Asia trade, critically analyses Asia-EU security relations since September 11 2001, and explores the implications of the Asian crisis of 1997 for Europe-Asia relations. This subject will further address the important and topical question of the European Union as a model for Asian regionalism. The roles of regional bodies and cooperative forums such as ASEAN, ASEAN +3, ASEM, and the ARF are studied in some detail and their interactions with the EU scrutinised. The role of the US as an external hegemon and its influence on EU-Asia will be investigated, as will the possibility of a hegemon arising in Asia (will it be Japan, China or even India?). Finally, in line with the multidisciplinary approach of this course, it will tackle the question of culture in EU-Asia relations.

Assessment: Research Essay of 5000 words Due at the end of semester.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Arts (Asian Societies)
Master of International Politics

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