POLIS 5004 - Regionalism and Multilateralism

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014

This course considers some of the theoretical debates with regard to Australia's relations with the Asia Pacific region. It examines concepts such as bilateralism, regionalism and multilateralism and connects them to some of the key regional institutions like APEC, ASEAN, ARF and ASEM. The subject also takes into account Australia's bilateral relationships with some of its principal partners in the Asia Pacific. Focus is placed on Japan, China and the nations of Southeast Asia, although some countries from South Asia and the South Pacific are also considered. It is designed to provide students with some of the essential conceptual and analytical tools for understanding Australia's regional context. It also provides detailed knowledge of regional economic, political and diplomatic affairs and the role Australia plays in regional affairs.

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