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2012-1 POL3846-01


  Prof. Jong Kun Choi, Department of Political Science & International Studies

  YHH 113-1 / 2123-5946 E-mail: Jongchoi@yonsei.ac.kr



[Course Description & Goals]


This course examines various inter-state cooperations in different parts of the world randing from Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. This course also examines how states cooperate and produce international institutions in such areas as trade, security and environment. The course essentially speaks about liberal and institutional aspects of international politics.



[Grading Policy]


Attendance: 10% / In-Class Participation: 20 % / Mid-term Exam: 30% / Term Paper- Case Study on Regional Cooperation: 40%



Week 1. Introduction & Orientation


Week 2. [Conceptual Issue 1] Why is Cooperation inevitable?

Robert Jervis, “Theories of War in an Era of Leading-Power Peace, Presidential Address, American Political Science Association 2001 ,”American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 96, No.1 (March 2002), pp. 1-14.

Week 3. [Conceptual Issue 2] What do we mean by cooperation?
Robert Keohane, “The Concept of Cooperation,” Chapter 4 from After Hegemony:Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy. Week 4. [Conceptual Issue 3] Why Do States Cooperate ? Liberal Perspectives & Realist Critique Ernst B. Haas (1956), “Regionalism, Functionalism, and Universal International Organization,” World Politics, Vol.8, No.2 (Summer,1956),pp.238-263;Robert Keohane and Lisa Martin. “The Promise of Institutionalist Theory” International Security 20(1), Summer 1995, pp.39-51.

Week 5. [Conceptual Issue 4] What is International Regime?

Stephen D. Krasner, "Structural Causes and regime consequences: regime as intervening variables" in Stepehn D. Krasner (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983),pp.1-22.

Week 6. [Conceptual Issue 5] Security Cooperation


Robert Jervis, "Security Regimes" in Stepehn D. Krasner (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1983),pp.173-194.


Week 7 [Conceptual Issue 6] Economic Cooperation

Capannelli, Giovanni and Carlo Filippini. 2009. Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration] East Asian and European Economic Integration : A Comparative Analysis. Asian Development Bank.


Week 8. Review For Mid-term


Week 9. Midterm Examination


Week 10 [Regional Case 1] EUROPE I-Nordic Region

Clive Archer, "the Nordic Area as a zone of peace" Journal of Peace Research vol. 33 no. 4 (November 1996),pp. 451-467.

Week 11 [Regional Case 2] EUROPE II-NATO.

Frank Schimmelfennig, "Functional Form, identity-driven cooperation" institutional designs and effects in post Cold War NATO" in Amitav Acharya and Alastair Iain Johnston eds., Crafting Cooperation : Regional International Institutions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007),ch.5.

Week 12. [Regional Case 3] EAST ASIA I-Economy


Hyoung-kyu Chey, “The Changing Political Dynamics of East Asian Financial Cooperation: The Chiang Mai Initiative”, Asian Survey, Vol. 49, No. 3 (May/June 2009), pp. 450-467. Week 13. [Regional Case 4] EAST ASIA II-ASEANDavid Arase, “Non-Traditional Security in China-ASEAN Cooperation: The Institutionalization of Regional Security Cooperation and the Evolution of East Asian Regionalism”, Asian Survey, Vol. 50, No. 4 (July/August 2010), pp. 808-833. Week 14. [Regional Case 5] NORTHEAST ASIAChung-in Moon and Sang-young Rhyu, “Rethinking Alliance and the Economy: American Hegemony, Path Dependence, and the South Korean Political Economy,” International Relations of Asia-Pacific (Fall 2010).


Week 15. Future of Northeast Asian Security


Week 16. Final Exam