Universität Wien FIND

150053 SE International Relations in East Asia (2017S)

8.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 15 - Ostasienwissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar will focus on current international relations, conflicts and cooperation in East Asia. A major research interest are the effects of the Sino-US relations on the regional order and multilateral security mechanisms in East Asia. The majority of them has been established by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), e.g. ASEAN Regional Forum, East Asian Summit and ASEAN plus three. Special emphasis will be given to the conflict in the South China Sea. Other key topics will be the strategic and security-related effects of China's rise in East Asia, the threat of terrorism and other non-traditional security threats such as climate change or migration.

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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 07.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 14.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 21.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 28.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 04.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 25.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 02.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 09.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 16.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 23.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 13.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 20.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05
Dienstag 27.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Ostasienwissenschaften 1 UniCampus Hof 5 2I-O1-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In the first five units, the lecturer will present the main theoretical International Relations (IR) approaches, i.e. Realism and Neorealism, Liberalism and Neoliberalism as well as Constructivism and Human Security. In addition, students will critically discuss key texts about these approaches, their theoretical and methodical benefits and shortcomings. In the first weeks, we will also discuss various methods for analyzing the concrete case studies.

From week 4 on, students will apply above mentioned theories to examine the political-security and political-economic situation in Northeast and Southeast Asia, using case studies, e.g. the conflicts in the South China Sea, the crisis on the Korean peninsula, the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) 1997/98, the regional effects of China's rise, ASEAN's notion of security, terrorism and counter-terrorism, the Sino-Japanese relations or the impact of institutions such as ARF, APT and EAS.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

In addition to reading and commenting four texts (20%; c. 2-3 pages each assignment), students have to give a presentation (20%; max. 20 minutes; PowerPoint) and submit a major written assignment (60%; 9.000 words; deadline: 1 September 2017 - no extension possible). Attendance of the first unit is compulsory.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The various conflicts and developments can be analyzed and presented (group presentations possible; max 3 persons) from different theoretical and methodological angles. This approach will ensure that students understand that while a certain theory has its merits, it has also deficiencies and that a single theory cannot explain all developments and relations. For instance, Neorealism struggles to explain the considerable amount of state cooperation in Southeast Asia. At the end of the seminar, students will have a profound understanding of international relations in East Asia and how they can theoretically be assessed. Overall, students will acquire all necessary skills to successfully complete their Master thesis.

Prüfungsstoff

This is a text based seminar with additional presentations on selected international relations aspects. Accordingly, in preparation of each unit, students will be asked to read related book chapters or articles (posted on Moodle). This will create a foundation for active discussion during the seminar. Expect reading about 40 pages per week.

Literatur

A readings list will be made available to registered students via Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

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Letzte Änderung: Mo 20.03.2017 15:23