INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-380
Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including international law, comparative governing institutions, and leading global organizations. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-206 and SISU-280.

SISU-380
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

International Law

Institutions of international politics, with emphasis on the nature and function of international law.

SISU-380
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Global and Comparative Governance (3)

Global Governance in the Asia-Pacific

The concept of global governance relates to the complex and multi-dimensional interactions among states, multilateral governmental institutions, and non-state institutions in addressing transnational issues such as war and political violence; human rights and humanitarian intervention; trade and economic transactions; and climate change and environmental degradation. After explaining the main theories applicable to global and regional governance, the course focuses on two key regional institutions in the Asia-Pacific region: the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. By comparing and contrasting the different approaches of the United States, China, Japan and countries in Southeast Asia that make up the key membership in one or both of the two institutions, it explains the different ways in which ASEAN and APEC have undertaken regional cooperative activities in the political, security, economic and social-cultural spheres. Those differences are highlighted through an examination of the on-going ASEAN-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations.