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Course Summary (Syllabus)


POLICY MANAGEMENT (HUMAN SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT)Vu Le Thao Chi

    Semester : 2020 Spring
    Code : 60150/2 Credits


1. Objectives/Teaching method

    The State is the guardian for the its people, to a certain extent. However, historically speaking, the state is not always at its best in its role in order to secure a life that is worth living for its people (Human Security, 2003). The course is to call the attention to the relationship between the state and individuals and the risks that come along.
    Approach employed for the Course:
    - Examination of existing body of literature on human security and the role of State
    - Classroom Discussion
    - Case Study


2. Materials/Reading List

    There are many essays and books that need to be covered. Among them are, UN Commission on Human Security, "Human Security Now" (PDF), Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom, and Umegaki et. al eds., Human Insecurity in East Asia, Chambers, Whose reality counts, Poggi, The Development of Modern State, There are more of course, but we suggest further readings at the orientation meeting (the first week of the semester.)


3. SCHEDULE

    #1 ԸCourse OrientationôVu Le Thao Chi
    I will briefly introduce the purposes and mechanism of the course. We
    will also give the must readings for you to consider throughout t
    the semester. 

    #2 Ը Human Security: An Introduction ôMichio Umegaki
    Human Security: Discussion of the beginnings and changing conceptions
    of human security. This will be followed by the elaboration on what
    the key conceptual as well as policy issues involved in the human
    security research.

    #3 ԸRisks and Risk Society-1 ôVu Le Thao Chi
    The very basic relationship between the modern state and the
    individuals lie in a contract between the two, where the latter
    covers the cost of services (policies) that the state prepares. We
    examine how such a modern contract can help promote human security.

    #4 ԸRisk and Risk Society-2ô: Vu Le Thao Chi
    The very basic relationship between the modern state and the
    individuals lie in a contract between the two, where
    the latter covers the cost of services (policies- the act of
    designing choices ) that the state prepares. We examine how
    such a modern contract can help promote choice-making for
    the people and possible risks involved in the process.

    #5 ԸRisks and Worry Societyô: Vu Le Thao Chi
    We will continue the discussion on the concept "Risk" and go over historical examples of State-individual relationship in managing Risks

    #6 [ԸRisks vs. Human Security 1 : Health and Health Insuranceô: Vu Le Thao Chi
    The relationship between State and the Individual is
    re-examined in the area of Health.

    #7 ԸHuman Insecurities from Choosing in Everyday LifeôVu Le Thao Chi
    How people make choices and make decision over available choices in
    the context of everyday life?

    #8 ԸRisks vs. Human Security 2: Gun Control ôVu Le Thao Chi
    The relationship between State and the Individual is
    re-examined in the area of Security, particularly the issue
    of Gun Control to illustrate how a policy can shape
    choice-making for individuals and risks that may follow.
    Two comparative cases include gun-control policy in Japan
    and that in the U.S

    #9 ԸRisks vs. Human Security 3: The use of Agent Orange during Vietnam War (1963-1971)ôVu Le Thao Chi
    The State vs. Individual (Citizens) relationship is to be
    examined via the use of Agent Orange (defoliants) by the U.S
    in its pursuitof National Security.

    #10 ԸRisks vs. Human Security 4: State and the Elderly ôDeng Jixeng
    The relationship between the State and the group of individuals who
    contribute less to the national growth.

    #11 ԸGrouping Individuals: Political Construct of IndividualsôVu Le Thao Chi
    Who are we? Who are they? and how does that affect our
    living in both choices and risks?

    #12 ԸState-Individual Contract or A Theatrics of PoliticiansôMichio Umegaki

    #13 TBA

    #14 ԸPolicy Management: A Review (ôVu Le Thao Chi

    #15 Wrap-up
    Wrap-up


4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    Grade Evaluation is based on
    - Class Attendance
    - Class Participation
    - Graduate students: an essay of 1000~2000 words, using Human Security Approach or Risk Management learned from the Course to re-examine his/her individual research topic.
    - Undergraduates: 1) Group Poster plus. 2) an essay of 1500~2000 words examining specifically the base for Human Security and Risk


5. Special Note

    -


6. Prerequisit / Related courses

    Understanding of yourself as a Citizen


7. Conditions to take this course

    none


8. Relation with past courses

    -


9. Course URL


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