This book introduces intellectual and pedagogical problems in the case method of teaching international affairs. A growing international and interdisciplinary community of university and secondary schoolteachers and trainers of policy officials are introducing interactive learning methods for the classroom. This book offers lessons for them and provides new materials suitable for the classroom. Growing interest in interactive learning.
Table of Contents
Preface -- 1 Active Learning in Different Environments: The Influence of Culture in the Class, Karen A. Mingst -- Part One -- Case Teaching in Non-American Contexts -- 2 Case Teaching in "Internationalized" Japan /Katsuhiko Mori -- 3 Case Teaching in China: Breaching the Great Wall /Eric Hyer -- 4 Case Teaching in "Asian" Australia /Kate Manzo -- 5 Reviewing European Perspective Cases /Richard Grant -- 6 Asian and Pacific Perspective Cases /Jerry Pitzl -- 7 Global Perspectives /Vicki L. Golich -- 8 Lessons Learned /Karen A. Mingst -- Part Two -- Non-American Based Cases -- 9 New Regionalism or Asian Ambiguity? Japan and the 1995 APEC Action Agenda /Katsuhiko Mori -- 10 Enter the Dragon: China Decides to Intervene in the Korean War /Eric Hyer -- 11 Laws of the Land: The Mabo Case and Native Title in Australia /Kate Manzo -- 12 From Blair House to the Farmhouse: Negotiating Agriculture Trade in the European Union /Richard Grant -- 13 Mischief on Mischief Reef: Chinese Adventures in the Spratly Islands /Jerry Pitzl -- 14 Power, Debt, and the Environment /Vicki L. Golich and Terry Forrest Young -- About the Editors and Contributors -- Index -- About the Book.
Karen A. Mingst is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. She has published work on international organization and law, international political economy, and African politics in the major journals of the field. She is the author (with Margaret P. Kams) of The United Nations in the Post-Cold War Era (Westview, 1995), the co-editor and author (with Margaret P. Kams) of The United States and Multilateral Institutions: Patterns of Changing Instrumentality and Influence (Unwin Hyman, 1990), and the author of Politics and the African Development Bank (University Press of Kentucky, 1990). She is active in the International Studies Association, having served as both treasurer and vice president. Dr. Mingst has a long-standing interest in innovative teaching: She was a member of the Pew Faculty, Kennedy School at Harvard University, and received an Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Arts and Science in 1992–1993 and the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Teaching. She edited a special edition of International Studies Notes on case teaching. Katsuhiko Mori is associate professor at the Graduate School of International Relations at the International University of Japan. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Carleton University (Canada) in 1994. Dr. Mori is the author of The Political Economy of Japanese Official Development Assistance (Tokyo: International Development Journal, 1995). He is involved as codirector in the case-method workshop of the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development in Japan.