Credits: 3

This course will examine the politics, economics and security of East Asia from the perspective of regionalism. The rationale for regionalism has a mix of political, economic and strategic factors and the course will examine each. While the foundational institutional architecture is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the key change is the rise of China which is stressing existing structures. The areas of friction include the South China sea, emerging trade agreements, and the rules-based international system.

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