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China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?
China and the USA: cooperation or conflict?

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • show knowledge of the history of relations between China and the United States

  • describe problems of conflict and cooperation arising within the contemporary relationship between the United States and China

  • provide definitions of a range of concepts used in International Relations, including interdependence, relative and absolute gains, positive-, negative- and zero-sum games

  • demonstrate some of the ways the study of conflict and cooperation in the international system is analysed by applying simple conceptual models, including defining different forms of interdependence; zero-, positive- and negative-sum games; and relative and absolute gains.