|| Asia-Pacific Security
||This short course introduces theoretical approaches to the study of conflict and cooperation, as well as regional order, and applies them to the contemporary Asia-Pacific region. Specific topics covered will include current history of Asian security, modern great power rivalry in Asia; real and potential inter-state and intra-state conflicts; a range of so-called 'non-traditional' and 'human security' challenges; and the role of regional institutions such as ASEAN, the ARF, APEC and the growing ‘Belt and Road’ initiative.
The course is designed allow students to acquire a broad introductory understanding of Asian security history from various perspectives, to gain familiarity with the security cultures and predicaments of major powers in Asia as well as other parts of East and Southeast Asia, and to explore the nature, rationale and consequences of Asian foreign and security policies and their institutions. The class will conclude with a model APEC summit, which will allow students to further learn about regional security issues from the perspective of the different governments in the region.
||This course introduces theoretical and policy approaches to the study of conflict, cooperation, and regional order and applies them to the contemporary Asia-Pacific region, including East and Southeast Asia and the South Pacific. Specific topics covered will include developing great power rivalry in Asia; inter-state and intra-state conflicts; maritime security; a range of so-called ‘non-traditional’ and ‘human security` challenges, including transitional crime, economic security and terrorism issues; and the role of regional institutions such as ASEAN, the ARF, APEC and the East Asian Summit in addressing current security issues. These will be examined within the overall idea of ‘regionalism’, meaning whether the Asia-Pacific is developing as a distinct security region in the international system.
16 July: International Security Concepts - Where Does Asia Fit?
17 July: China’s Rise – Security and Insecurity
18 July: Japan and South Korea in Regional Security
19 July: Southeast Asia – Seeking Coherency
20 July: Silk Roads and More – Security (and Other) Organisations in the Asia-Pacific
23 July: Pivot No More? – The United States in Asian Security
24 July: No Longer on the Sidelines: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
25 July: Human Security and Peacekeeping
26 July: The Model APEC Seminar
27 July: North Korea, and Conclusions
The first grading component is participation. Students are expected to attend every class (attendence will be taken) and be prepared to discuss the daily readings and released issues in class, including any questions they may have. Also, each student will be assigned a member economy of APEC for the simulation exercise on the second-to-last day of the class, and will be expected to present and participate while representing that economy.
The second grading component will be a short (maximum five minutes) oral presentation about a single course reading attached to the course. Presentations can be about the writing, its usefulness (and flaws) and how the writing fits (or not) into the study of Asian Security.
The third grading compenent will be a short paper (5 pages maximum) on a subject relevant to Asian Security. Students are encouraged to clear their topic with the course instructor before starting the writing process. Papers do require research on primary sources, but they should be also associated with the assigned texts and other relevant literature.
Papers should be submitted (by email) to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org with the student’s name and PKU ID number no later than 3 August 2018. No late submissions will be accepted unless a legitimate reason is presented to the instructor at least three days in advance. If students have questions concerning how to pick up a topic and/or how to write paper(s), please consult with the instructor.
The fourth grading component will be a one-hour multiple choice exam, covering the readings and main course topics.
Texts ：There are no textbooks for this class, and instead there will be assigned weekly readings as well as recommended articles for background research.
(Readings will be provided to the students before class, and students should arrive in class ready to discuss and debate the weekly readings. There may some later alterations to the reading list, but students will be alerted well beforehand.)
Field trips and class exercises to be announced.
Three parts of the evaluation will be calculated as follows:
1、Participation and discussion (including for the Model APEC Summit) 40%
2、Class Presentation: 15%
3、Final paper: 25%
4、Multiple choice exam: 20%
Participation in this class commits the students and instructor to abide by a general norm of equal opportunity and academic integrity. It implies permission from students to submit their written work to services that check for plagiarism (such as Turnitin.com). It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the definition of plagiarism. Violations of the norm of academic integrity will be firmly dealt with in the class.
||Dr Marc Lanteigne（兰马克）：