Units of Study

GOVT6121 - Northeast Asian Politics

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Justin Hastings


This unit explores the strategic relationship between the great powers in Northeast Asia, potential arenas of conflict, China and India's rise, Sino-Japanese tensions, North Korea as a potential nuclear weapon's state, inter-Korean relations and the US alliance system. Are we seeing the beginnings of a new security dilemma as Asia's rising powers extend their political and economic influence upsetting the established order? Will they challenge US strategic pre-eminence in the region ushering in a new age of super power competition, or can the region work together towards common security objectives?


1x4000wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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