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Russia and Asian Countries

2019/2020
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
4
ECTS credits
Course type:
Compulsory course
When:
1 year, 3, 4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course ‘Asian Countries and Russia’ is focused on history and current stage of relations between Russia and Asian countries. The course offers a comprehensive analysis of Russian relationship with Asian countries in economic, security, cultural, and political aspects.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the realtions and main problems of the Russian Federation with East Asia countries, Southeast Asia countries, South Asia, Central Asia, West Asia.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • is able to reflect (evaluate and process) learned scientific methods and methods of activity.Able to independently master new research methods, change the scientific and industrial profile of their activities.
  • is able to analyze, verify, evaluate the completeness of information in the course of professional activity, if necessary, make up and synthesize the missing information. Able to conduct professional, including research activities
  • is able to comply and broadcast legal, ethnocultural and ethical standards in professional and social activities in the space of interaction with peoples and countries of Asia and Africa. Able to understand and analyze scientific, political and journalistic literature on the development problems of Asia and Africa, including in foreign languages.
  • is able to freely carry out professional and scientific communication in foreign languages. Able to seek information on relevant issues in Asia and Africa (including using advanced ICTs at an advanced level) and process it using modern methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • is able to independently determine the problem field of research activity in the field of various aspects of research in Asia and Africa. Able to formulate and substantiate proposals for joint oriental research, scientific and analytical and applied work.
  • is able to advise individuals, departments and 13 organizations on the development problems of the countries of Asia and Africa, using modern methods of direct and remote counseling; to develop specific proposals for the optimization of various types of practical activities. Able to analyze the historical roots of modern processes in Asia and Africa and make medium-term and long-term forecasts of development trends.
  • is able to formulate and substantiate proposals for joint oriental research, scientific and analytical and applied work. Able to analyze the historical roots of modern processes in Asia and Africa and make medium-term and long-term forecasts of development trends.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to the course
  • Russia and Southeast Asia countries
  • Russia and South Asia
  • Russia and Central Asia
  • Russia & East Asia countries
  • Russia & West Asia
  • Participation of Russia in International Organizations
  • Student's Presentations
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking In-class Presentation
  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Exam + 0.25 * In-class Participation + 0.25 * In-class Presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Lo, V. I., & Hiscock, M. E. (2014). The Rise of the BRICS in the Global Political Economy : Changing Paradigms? Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Na-Xi, L. V. (DE-588)1186408030, (DE-627)1665879548, aut. (2019). How the Belt and Road Initiative can help strengthen the role of the SCO and deepen China’s cooperation with Russia and the countries of Central Asia Lu Na-Xi, Huang Meng-Fang, Lu Shan-Bing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.1665891130
  • Oxford handbook of the international relations of Asia / edited by Saadia M. Pekkanen, John Ravenhill and Rosemary Foot. (2014). New York, NY [u.a.]: Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.414586344
  • Russian strategic thought toward Asia / edited by Gilbert Rozman, Kazuhito Togo and Joseph P. Ferguson. (2006). Basingstoke [u.a.]: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.280512902
  • The Oxford handbook of comparative regionalism / edited by Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse. (2016). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.45324369X
  • ÜNALDILAR KOCAMAZ, S. (2019). The Rise of New Powers in World Politics: Russia, China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. International Relations / Uluslararasi Iliskiler, 16(61), 127–141. https://doi.org/10.33458/uidergisi.541542

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Park, Y. C. (2007). Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asia: A Post-Crisis Paradigm. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.oxp.obooks.9780199215218