Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3270: East Asian Regional Order

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Beverley Loke (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


In this module you will critically examine the characteristics, evolution and challenges to regional order in East Asia. You will begin by considering the key theoretical and analytical perspectives on regional order as well as the role of history in shaping East Asian regionalism. You will then proceed to examine the key actors and processes in regional order-building, regional flashpoints and contemporary security challenges, and their implications for the maintenance of regional peace and stability. Students in this module will gain an appreciation of the regional complexities in East Asia, arguably one of the most dynamic regions in the world.

No pre-requisite or co-requisite modules are required to take this module.

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