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090 309: EAST ASIA'S Role in Global Governance  (Niall Duggan, phD)

Modul: LPO, 2st

Zeit: Di 16:00-18:00,

Ort: GB 04/159

Empfohlenes Semester: ab 4.

CP: 5

Voraussetzungen: Abschluss des Moduls GPO, erfolgreiche Teilnahme an einer Veranstaltung aus dem Modul APO

Kommentar: In 2010, East Asia accounted for 21% of world exports and 19% of world imports. China, Japan and South Korea are driving forces behind this development. These nations now account for 70% of Asia’s GDP and 20% of the world’s GDP. Thus, East Asia has to redefine its contribution to and role within global economic governance.
This course looks at the role East Asia is playing in the contemporary system of global governance. Following a general introduction into different approaches to the study of economic governance and security, the seminar will focus on the areas of economic and security cooperation. This course will provide an opportunity to improve your English and develop the skills required for an international career.
The course will consist of 7 lectures and two workshops:

  • Lecture 1: (10/04/2012) Introduction: What Is Global Governance?
  • Lecture 2: (24/04/2012) East Asia and the G20
  • Lecture 3: (08/05/2012) China and the G20
  • Lecture 4: (22/05/2012) East Asia and the United Nations
  • Lecture 5: (05/06/2012) Japan and the United Nations
  • Lecture 6: (19/06/2012) East Asia and Economic Global Governance 
  • Lecture 7: (26/06/2012) South Korea and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


  • Workshop 1: (03/07/2012) East Asia and the G20 
    Description: In this workshop, students will work in small groupings (2–4 people, depending on class size). Each group will represent a member of the G20. Students will play the role of a member state and present that state’s position on particular topics and issues to the best of their ability. During the G20 meeting, countries may have to change their positions or form informal coalitions with other member states. The workshop will conclude when the G20 member states reach a consensus and issue a joint statement regarding the topic under debate.      
    Assignments: Students will work in their groups to present a position paper on behalf of the nation state to which they have been assigned. The position paper must be sent to other groups no later than two days before the workshop. The paper should be no longer then 1,000 words. The paper has to be fully referenced.    
  • Workshop 2: (17/07/2012) Does China Fit Global Governance?
    Description: As China’s economic and military powers grow, one important question needs an answer: Can China work within the contemporary system of global governance? In this workshop, students will be dividend into two groups. One group will argue that China can successfully integrate into the system. The second group will take the opposite argument.
    Each group will present its position, which will be followed by an open debate. Students can move to the alternate group if they have been convinced by the respective arguments.
    Assignments: The class will be divided into two or four groups (depending on class size). Each group will write a 2,000-word position paper and prepare a 30-minute in-class presentation. 

Vorbesprechung/Beginn: 10.04.2012

Sprechstunde: 10-15 Wednesday (11/04/2012, 25/4/2012, 09/05/2012, 23/05/201, 06/06/201, 20/06/20, 27/06/2012, 04/07/2012, 18/07/2012)

Required Reading
Gerald Chan, Pak K. Lee and Lai-ha Chan, 2011, China Engages Global Governance, A New World Order in the Making? Routledge
Glenn D Hook and Hugo Dobson, 2007, Global Governance and Japan, The Institutional Architecture, Routledge

Further Reading
Asian Development Bank.  2009.  Emerging Asian Regionalism.  Manila:  Asian
Bradford, Colin and Johannes Linn (2004). "Global Economic Governance at a Crossroads: Replacing the G7 with the G20." Brookings Institution Policy Brief 131 (April).
Charles Harvie, 2000, The Korean Financial Crisis: IS Bail-out a Sloutaion? In Tran Van Hoa and Charles Harvie (Ed) The Causes and Impact of the Asian financial Crisis, Macmillan Press Ltd   Pp 58-94
Choe, Wongi (2010). "The Role of Korea in the G20 Process and the Seoul Summit." Paper prepared for an international conference on “G20 Seoul Summit: From Crisis to Cooperation,” organized by the Korean Association of Negotiation Studies, May 20, 2010, Seoul, Korea.
Fewsmith, Joseph (2001): The political and social implications of China's accession to the WTO. In: The China Quarterly, Vol. 167, 573-591
Gnath, Katharina and Claudia Schmucker (2011). “The Role of the Emerging Countries in the G20: Agenda-setter, Veto Player or Spectator?” Bruges Regional Integration and Global Governance Papers no. 2. Bruges, United Nations University CRIS, College of Europe.
Hughes, Kent / Lin, Gang / Turner, Jennifer L. (2002): China and the WTO. Domestic challenges and international pressures. Washington, DC (Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Asia Program, Environmental Change and Security Project)
Hugo Dobson (2007) ‘Global Governance and the G7/8’, in Glenn D. Hook and Hugo Dobson (eds) Global Governance and Japan: The Institutional Architecture, London: Routledge, pp. 23-39.
Hugo Dobson (2010) ‘Japan and the Changing Global Balance of Power: the view from the summit’, Politics, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 33-42.
Hugo Dobson, 2011, The G20: Engine of Asian regionalism? Giga research Unit: IAS Working paper 179
Jusuf Wanandi, 2008, East Asian Regionalism and Global Governance, Tokyo Center for International Exchange pp  19-37  
M. Lampton, editor, The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of
Martinez-Diaz, Leonardo (2007), “The G20 After Eight Years: How Effective A Vehicle for Developing Country Influence?”, Global Working Papers #11, Brookings Institution
Micheal Green, 2008,  Japan in Asia in Daivd Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda, (Ed) International Relations of Asia Rowman and Littlefield  pp170-194
Nayan Chanda Globalization and International Politics in Asia in Daivd Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda, (Ed) International Relations of Asia, Rowman and Littlefield  pp 300-316,
Pearson, Margaret M.  2001.  “The Case of China’s Accession to GATT/WTO.” In David
Rana, Pradumna R. 2010. Reform of the International Financial Architecture: How Can Asia Have a Greater Impact in the G-20? S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies Working Paper 201
Reform, 1978-2000.   Stanford:  Stanford University Press: 337-370
Samuel P Huntington, 2001, Japan’s Role in Global Politics, International Relations Asia Pacific VoL 1 (1) pp 131-142
Xu Ting and Kua Zheng (2011). Fu Wang Luo Yu G20 De Zhi Li Mo Shi [Transgovernmental Network and G20 Governance]. Shanghai: Guo Ji Guan Cha. [In Chinese]
Zhu Jiejin (2011). G20 Ji Zhi Fei Zheng Shi Xing De Qi Yuan [The Origin of G20's Informality]. Shanghai: Guo Ji Guan Cha. [In Chinese]