Faculty of Arts


Great Power Relations

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for POLITICS 751.


Examines international relations in North-East Asia. Focuses on strategic competition and realignments of great powers, including the United States, China, Japan and Russia. Investigates issues like alliance, multilateralism, the rise of China, the North Korea issue and energy security. Discusses the influence of domestic politics on foreign policy-making. While the course pays more attention to Northeast Asian issues, students will find it helpful to their understanding of broader international relations.

NB: enrolment is limited to 25 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) admission to the MProfStuds in International Relations and Human Rights; 2) admission to a postgraduate programme in Political Studies or Development Studies; 3) results in previous tertiary study in relevant subjects.

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Dr Ashok Sharma


POLITICS 751: 15.0 points

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