The EU and Asean in the World

This is a module that studies and compares the external relations of two emblematic regional organizations - in Europe (the EU) and in Southeast Asia (ASEAN). A common theoretical literature base is examined and tested against both the EU and ASEAN, using concepts such as "integration", "regionalism", "international organisation", "security communities" and "inter-governmental bargaining" to explain the genesis, functions and utility of ASEAN and the EU. The focus is on the international bargaining, diplomacy, trade negotiations and relations of the EU and ASEAN with the great powers (especially the US, China, Japan, Russia) and with each other. Some background in Asian studies, European studies, International Law, or International Relations would be helpful to the prospective student.

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