Elective Course, Governance Specialization
This course provides an intensive introduction to the global politics of China.As well as a crucial intellectual challenge today, China is also increasingly important for a range of policy engagements. China has become globally prominent in recent times, but this course is not just about current affairs per se. It also explores how China came to be in its current circumstances, and the interconnections between China’s ‘domestic’ and ‘global’ relations. The first part of the course explores the politics of history and China’s modern historical trajectory. Going beyond a unitary conception of the Chinese state, the second part examines the nature and domestic sources of China’s foreign policy before exploring key regional and global relations. Finally, it analyses China’s changing engagement with and role in global governance.