This course is intended to give students the analytical tools to understand the unfolding events of Asian politics. It is structured around the theme "The rise of Asia: causes and consequences." We first examine the Asian economic 'miracle': what makes Asian growth miraculous, and what lessons can the rest of the world learn from the experience? We then examine the implications of China's rise for international security and organizations. Nuclear proliferation and terrorism in the region will be our third topic. We end the course by asking if Asia's rise sustainable, with a look at energy, environment and human rights.
Upper division standing or instructor consent
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