New Dynamics of Regionalisation in East and Southeast Asia

Spring 2018

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New Dynamics of Regionalisation in East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS) 

Organiser: University of Turku

Instructor: University lecturer Outi Luova

Time:February 2 -May 6, 2018.

Course Description: The course covers both traditional and non-traditional forces of regionalisation. It discusses regional organizations as well as political and economic factors behind regionalisation. However, the main focus is on factors such as popular culture (Korean wave) and cross-border threats to human security that strengthen the feeling of togetherness and the need for closer cooperation. Also, obstacles for tighter cohesion are discussed.

Learning Outcomes: Students will learn the general developments of regionalisation in East and Southeast Asia since the establishment of ASEAN in 1967. From this basis, students learn to analyse the current dynamics of regionalisation in the area.

 Taken as:

  • Online lectures (8 h)
  • Course readings
  • Three small assignments
  • Essay and peer-review of essays


Grading: On a scale of 1–5

Target GroupThe Master’s level courses are aimed for students who have already acquired some knowledge about Asia or on the specialty of the particular course.

This course is organised for the last time in spring 2018.