India and China in the World Politics
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Course title in Estonian
India ja Hiina maailmapoliitikas
Course title in English
India and China in the World Politics
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lecturer of 2021/2022  Autumn semester
Terry William Mcdonald (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2021/2022  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To understand the changing international order. How the system is going to change when India and China as emerging powers will find their place among other great powers. To understand that the role of Asia is becoming crucial in international politics. Lectures will concentrate on India and China and will be integrated to the course in literature.
Brief description of the course
Introduction. Theoretical approaches for understanding the current change in Asia. Historical and ideological roots for Indian external policy. Asia in the Cold War system. Asia after the end of the Cold War. India’s new world politics. USA in Asia. Is India a future great power? As a part of the course students have to write an essay based of the lectures and provided literature (14 pp).
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands how the international system is changing and what challenges it give for the EU and USA;
- understands what shall be the role of Asia in the future international order;
- has basic ability to understand India’s and China’s external policies.
Matthew Crandall