Dec 13, 2018  
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

POLS 432 - Politics of Pacific Rim


This course analyzes relations among states in the Pacific region from three perspectives: hegemonic competition, trade and regionalism. First, the course reviews power competitions among major powers, the U.S., China, Japan and Russia. Formal alliances are intertwined with each other surrounding the region, so the analysis of power relations provides a roadmap of security/military interactions. International trade is the second part of consideration. Trade relations among the Pacific states are rapidly changing these days and so with their political relations. Students will see how domestic politics are closely related to foreign policies from the economic point of view. (3)