Colonialism to Partnership? Europe in the Pacific
Why is the Pacific and Asia important to the EU? Is it possible for the EU to think of the Pacific outside the development framework? Is it true that the EU is purely egotistical in its relationship with Asia? How do Asia and the Pacific view the EU? Could the EU act as a bridge between the Pacific and Asia? How is the relationship characterised from all sides? This course is an in-depth survey of the evolving multifaceted linkages between the EU, Pacific and Asia. At the end, students will be able to appreciate both the paradigmatic and practical aspects of the relationships. Classes will consist of formal lectures and interactive seminars.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.