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Syllabus Inr 3214 (U01): International Relations Of Europe (Spring 2019), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2018

Syllabus Inr 3214 (U01): International Relations Of Europe (Spring 2019), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Occupation During And After The War (China), Lukas K. Danner Jul 2018

Occupation During And After The War (China), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus Cpo 3103 (Rvbb): Politics Of Western Europe (Summer B 2018) Dec 2017

Syllabus Cpo 3103 (Rvbb): Politics Of Western Europe (Summer B 2018)

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus Inr 3227 (Rvc): International Relations Of South Asia (Fall 2018), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2017

Syllabus Inr 3227 (Rvc): International Relations Of South Asia (Fall 2018), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus Cpo 2002 (U03): Introduction To Comparative Politics (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2016

Syllabus Cpo 2002 (U03): Introduction To Comparative Politics (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is an introduction to one of four sub-fields of political science: the comparative study of different governmental systems and units. As a field, comparative politics asks why countries possess different institutions, different degrees of economic development, or different state forms. Cases of conflicts or revolutions across countries (or across time within the same country), for example, are also part of comparative politics. This course aims to equip students with the various tools and methods to be able to systematically explore the similarities and differences in a comparison of different countries and/or cases.


Syllabus Inr 3081 (U01): Contemporary International Problems (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2016

Syllabus Inr 3081 (U01): Contemporary International Problems (Fall 2017), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course will introduce students to a range of contemporary international problems in the field of security studies. As this course can be taken without prerequisites, it covers traditional theories in security studies, as well as the more complex areas of international security, such as human security or environmental security. These theories and concepts will then be applied to parts surveying contemporary international problems, such as the rise of China or Iran’s nuclear program.


Rising Assertiveness Versus Peaceful Development: Making Sense Of China’S Ambivalent International Behavior, Lukas K. Danner Nov 2016

Rising Assertiveness Versus Peaceful Development: Making Sense Of China’S Ambivalent International Behavior, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

In the past few years, especially after the 2008 global financial crisis, China has become more assertive, not just in its military posture but also in its diplomatic affairs and economic interactions. Despite this rising assertiveness, China’s grand strategy officially remains that of ‘Peaceful Development.’ In consequence, scholars have disagreed about the trajectory of China’s grand strategy in light of its often ambivalent behavior. To explain this ambivalence, this article will take a closer empirical look at  two important developments regarding China’s international affairs: The softening on China’s preoccupation with territorial integrity and sovereignty has been ...


China's Contradictory Grand Strategy Manifestations: Examining The Rare Earths Export Restrictions And The One Belt, One Road Initiative, Lukas K. Danner Jun 2016

China's Contradictory Grand Strategy Manifestations: Examining The Rare Earths Export Restrictions And The One Belt, One Road Initiative, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

In the past few years, China has exhibited a rising assertiveness in international relations, including trade, although its official grand strategy remains "Peaceful Development." Examples of this contradictory trajectory are China's rare earth elements export restrictions (assertive) and the One Belt, One Road initiative (peaceful). This article seeks to establish, on the one hand, whether or not these examples are conforming to or diverging from "Peaceful Development," and therefore actually a manifestation of the alleged rising assertiveness on China's part, and on the other hand, identify the reason why China is acting ambivalently. To accomplish this, this article ...


How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible, Lukas K. Danner Apr 2016

How Movie References Can Make Teaching Theories More Accessible, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Implications Of The Dragon’S Rise For South Asia: Assessing China’S Nepal Policy, Bibek Chand, Lukas K. Danner Dec 2015

Implications Of The Dragon’S Rise For South Asia: Assessing China’S Nepal Policy, Bibek Chand, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

China has always been an important neighbour to Nepal which has otherwise historically been heavily influenced by India. The ‘rise of China’ has created a more outward-looking Middle Kingdom and so its influence in Nepal has significantly increased within the last decade. As a consequence, Nepal is experiencing growing interest from China. This article aims to give some historical background to Sino-Nepalese relations and to measure the most recent impact of the ‘rise of China’ on Nepal, particularly on its economic, military and political fronts. This is followed by a broader look at China’s policy towards Nepal, also taking ...


Syllabus Cpo 3104 (U01): Politics Of The European Union (Spring 2016) Dec 2015

Syllabus Cpo 3104 (U01): Politics Of The European Union (Spring 2016)

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is an introduction to the structures, policies and current political issues of the European Union (EU). The focus will be on the institutions and policies of the EU as overarching integration project in Europe and its impact on the member states. This course examines the policymaking structures and functions of EU institutions, transitions and integration with particular attention to political cultures and the tension with national politics in Europe. The course will include a combination of lecture and discussions as well as some interactive learning exercises.


The Debate On China’S Grand Strategy, Lukas K. Danner Apr 2015

The Debate On China’S Grand Strategy, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Review: Halper, Stefan A. Beijing Consensus: Legitimizing Authoritarianism In Our Time. New York, Ny: Basic Books, [2010] 2012. 336 Pp., Lukas K. Danner Mar 2015

Review: Halper, Stefan A. Beijing Consensus: Legitimizing Authoritarianism In Our Time. New York, Ny: Basic Books, [2010] 2012. 336 Pp., Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus Inr 3061 (U01): Conflict, Security, And Peace In International Relations (Fall 2015), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2014

Syllabus Inr 3061 (U01): Conflict, Security, And Peace In International Relations (Fall 2015), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

War and peace are two intermittent outcomes of the continuous and dynamic nature of social interactions in world politics. In turn, these social events are connected by social conflicts that may, or may not degenerate into a crisis situation and war. Thus, this course will explore the genesis of social conflicts, their possible resolution, or their ultimate degeneration into crisis and war. Since the conflict-crisis-war cycle is born out and nurtured during times of “peace,” we will focus on that tract of time in order to understand the nature of social conflicts, the evolution into crisis, and the conditions for ...


Syllabus Inr 3703 (U05): International Political Economy (Fall 2015), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2014

Syllabus Inr 3703 (U05): International Political Economy (Fall 2015), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is designed to gives students the tools and knowledge with which to evaluate the interactions between politics and the global economy. First, students will learn how international political economy (IPE) is defined and the general newer history of global market governance. Students will learn about the different theoretical perspectives explaining international political economy. With this background knowledge different questions about the global interactions between politics and the market will be analyzed and evaluated. Students will also familiarize themselves with the general historical trends in international political economy. Application of the learned theoretical perspectives will follow in different topical ...


Syllabus Cpo 3103 (U02): Comparative Politics Of Western Europe (Fall 2015), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2014

Syllabus Cpo 3103 (U02): Comparative Politics Of Western Europe (Fall 2015), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

This course is a comparative introduction to the governmental systems and current political issues in Europe, with a concentration on Western Europe. The focus will be on a selection of European states and the European Union (EU) as overarching integration project. Through a comparative approach, domestic politics and policymaking, structures and functions of political institutions and political transitions will be analyzed with particular attention to political culture, governance and political parties. The course will include a combination of lecture and discussions as well as active learning exercises.


Securitization And De-Securitization In The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Territorial Dispute, Lukas K. Danner Nov 2014

Securitization And De-Securitization In The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Territorial Dispute, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

Recently, the territorial dispute over the Diaoyu, or Senkaku, Islands in the East China Sea has flamed up between China and Japan. This conflict deserves further attention because of its potential of being the spark to unleash a Sino-Japanese firefight. However, this was not the first time the two Northeast Asian great power rivals have at least verbally fought over who is the rightful owner to the resource-rich archipelago and surrounding waters. The controversy can be traced from post-World War II, over the 1970s and 1990s, to today. The entire process of this largely verbal fistfight can be best understood ...


Foreign Relations - Northeast Asia, Lukas K. Danner Oct 2014

Foreign Relations - Northeast Asia, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Review: Yueh, Linda. China’S Growth: The Making Of An Economic Superpower. New York, Ny: Oxford University Press, 2013. 384 Pp., Lukas K. Danner Mar 2014

Review: Yueh, Linda. China’S Growth: The Making Of An Economic Superpower. New York, Ny: Oxford University Press, 2013. 384 Pp., Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


以地区安全复合体理论解读钓鱼岛/尖阁诸岛冲突 [A Regional Security Complex Account Of The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute], Lukas K. Danner Jan 2014

以地区安全复合体理论解读钓鱼岛/尖阁诸岛冲突 [A Regional Security Complex Account Of The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Dispute], Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


A Regional Security Complex Account Of The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Conflict, Lukas K. Danner Jan 2014

A Regional Security Complex Account Of The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands Conflict, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Syllabus Inr3061-U03 (Spring 2014), Lukas K. Danner Dec 2013

Syllabus Inr3061-U03 (Spring 2014), Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Review: Kang, David C. East Asia Before The West: Five Centuries Of Trade And Tribute. New York, Ny: Columbia University Press, 2010. 221 Pp., Lukas K. Danner Aug 2013

Review: Kang, David C. East Asia Before The West: Five Centuries Of Trade And Tribute. New York, Ny: Columbia University Press, 2010. 221 Pp., Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.


Review: Mcneal, Robin. Conquer And Govern. Honolulu, Hi: University Of Hawai’I Press, 2012. 246 Pp, Lukas K. Danner Dec 2012

Review: Mcneal, Robin. Conquer And Govern. Honolulu, Hi: University Of Hawai’I Press, 2012. 246 Pp, Lukas K. Danner

Dr. Lukas K. Danner

No abstract provided.