GLBS3101 Theories and Practices of International Relations

Course GLBS3101 Theories and Practices of International Relations
Class Time Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 16:30 – 19:15 (GMT+8)
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Teacher Dr. Toru HORIUCHI
Course Description This course provides an overview of International Relations (IR) theory, the concepts and approaches often adopted in studying the discipline. It aims to familiarize students with different theoretical frameworks and key issues encountered by the globalizing society. This course covers a wide array of topics, but not limited to, i) the mainstream IR theories, provided with some case studies; ii) analysis of some key theoretical literatures and introduce their respective historiographical perspectives, including the Clash of Civilizations and its critics; iii) in-depth studies on some selected thematic issues; iv) International Relations theory and Globalization.
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Dr. Toru HORIUCHI is a Lecturer in the CUHK Global Studies Programme, and he was a research fellow at the Japanese Consulate in Hong Kong. He received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong and MA from Georgetown University. His primary research interests include Sino-Japanese relations, Chinese foreign policy, and security issues in East Asia.