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AIR243 - International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tristan Galloway





Incompatible with: AIS362, AIP362, AIR343
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit introduces students to the international relations (IR) of the Asia–Pacific region. It uses IR concepts and theories to better understand the politics and political economy of one of the world’s most dynamic regions. The Asia–Pacific has evolved as a distinct region over the past century, and in that time regional great powers such as the United States, China and Japan have attempted to shape the region in their image. The unit analyses the political and economic aspects of regional international relations through a review of the foreign policies of both the great and secondary powers, and also the main regional institutions, such as ASEAN and APEC.


Essay 2500 words 50%

Exam 50%

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