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Clash of Superpowers: United States versus China

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Chris Fuller
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

In this module you will explore the competing visions of a global order promoted by the U.S. government and the Chinese Communist Party. You will consider diverse case studies including: contrasting economic and ideological models; views on security and sovereignty; the regulation of cyberspace; technological competition and the new arms races; engagement with supranational bodies such as the UN and WHO, and the dramatically divergent responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will facilitate our understanding of the historical origins of the core drivers behind these superpowers’ intense rivalry, and what can be done to prevent these tensions escalating into World War III.

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