Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Course Summary (Syllabus)
REGIONAL STRATEGY STUDIES (EAST ASIA) （Ken Jimbo）
1. Objectives/Teaching method
This course is primarily offered for International Advanced Degrees Program of Graduate School of Media and Governance, but also widely open for graduate students at SFC. This course is jointly conducted with Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and Fudan University in Shanghai, China through Distance Learning (DL).
Students will have opportunities to interact with professors and students of Yonsei University (Korea) and Fudan University (China) through monitors connected by the internet.
Students who qualify the mid-term report may have an opportunity to join in the three-campus working group and to participate in the 1)pilgrim workshop (in Korea) and 2)Global Governance Workshop (in Japan). Details of participation will be explained at the first class on October 2nd.
”Region” could be defined in various terms. In international relations, it generally indicates the multilateral groupings of neighboring nations. However, when it comes to the term regionalism, it rather suggests a functional relation that bundles multiple nations with their political, economic and cultural inheritance, often based on the geographical advantages. Region could be formed either inherently or arbitrary. Thus, the Regional Anatomy is a dynamic concept of geopolitics/economics, which rests between the global governance and the bilateral rational choice of the government. This course specifically focuses on following agendas: 1)theory and practices of regionalism in East Asia, 2)security in Asia-Pacific region, 3)Japan’s foreign policy on regionalism.
2. Materials/Reading List
T.J. Pempel, Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region (Cornell University Press, 2005)
Amitav Acharya and See Seng Tan eds, Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order (M.E.Sharp, 2004)
David A. Lake, Governance in a Global Economy (Princeton University Press, 2003)
John G. Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno eds., International Relations Theory and the Asia-Pacific
David A. Lake and Patrik Morgan, Regional Orders: Building Security in a New World (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997)
Edward L. Mansfield, Helen V. Milner, Political Economy of Regionalism (Columbia University Press, 1997)
#1 Overview and Introduction: Regionalism and Regionalization
Speaker: Ken Jimbo
#2 Regional Economic Cooperation in East Asia
Speaker: Prof. LEE (Yonsei University)
#3 Democracy in East Asia
Speaker: Prof. Guo Ding-Ping (Fudan University)
#4 Regionalism and Regionalization in East Asia
Speaker: Prof. Ken Jimbo (Keio University)
#5 Coorporate Alliance in East Asia
Speaker: Prof. Park Young-Ryeol
#6 Problems and Prospects of Chinese Politics
Speaker: Lowell Dittmer (UC Berkeley)
#7 To be Confirmed
Speaker: To be Confirmed
#8 Student Presentation (DL)
#9 New Security Dynamics in East Asia
Speaker: Ken JIMBO
#10 Whither East Asian Community?
Speaker: Ken JIMBO
#11 Student Presentation
#12 Student Presentation
#13 Student Presentation and Wrap Up
4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.
5. Special Note
As this course is offered for the International Advanced Degrees Program, students who wish to enroll this course have to be highly eligible for English communication, readings and writings.
All students are expected to achive following agendas:
1) Complete both the midterm report (minimum 1500 words) and final report (minimum 3000 words). The midterm report focuses on the critical review of the theorhetical and empirical aspects of regionalism (in East Asia), based on the lectures and readings at the early stage of this course. As for the final report, students are expected to discover own issue areas (of anykind that related to regionalism) to analyze the dynamics of regionalism. Details for these assignments are notified at the class.
2) Make a presentation at January 8th or January 15th class on your subjects which you are going to deal with on your final report. The length of presentation may differ by numbers of students who take this course. If numbers were limited (less than 20 students), you are also expected to be a primary discussant for at least one class.
6. Prerequisit / Related courses
7. Conditions to take this course
8. Relation with past courses
9. Course URL