** This course is part of the Comparative Studies of Politics and Administration in Asia CSPA programme offered by Law Faculty of Kyushu University. For more information please contact Jiro HASUMI.
This course is designed to introduce the graduate students to major issues of international politics and foreign policy processes in East Asia. Emphasis will be placed on the foreign policy behavior of such major powers as the United States, the People’s Republic of China, Japan and Russia and their interactions in East Asia and the implications of their policies in international area. The approach is both conceptual and historical. In attempt to understand and analyze the complexities of power politics surrounding East Asia, this course will focus on a comparison of policymaking processes, the relationship between perception and policy outcome, and the linkage between national and international systems. Throughout the course, the dynamics of security-economic linkage in East Asia will be given special attention.