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Course Summary (Syllabus)


POLICY MANAGEMENT (HUMAN SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT)°°° Michio Umegaki,Kazunori Tanji°ň

    Semester : 2013 Spring
    Code : 60150°°/°°2 Credits


1. Objectives/Teaching method

    The purpose of this course is to offer you a basic foundation on which you can build a sustainable research projects°°in the intersecting policy issue areas of economic development, environment, public health and others. We consider these issues to be critical in promoting human security, or reducing human insecurity.
    There are several points that we expect you to keep in mind. When presenting and submitting the final requirements at the end of the semester, you do need to take these points into account.

    1) an immensely rich body of literature preceding your own research
    2) value of the °»onsite°… observations – i.e., fieldwork
    3) variety of actors, and the diversity of the levels of their participation, in formulating, implementing and evaluating °»policies.°…

    Two of us, Umegaki and Tanji, will share the tasks of seminar(brief lectures and discussion). Umegaki will take care of the topics broadly dealing with "human security," including its sub-issues. Whereas Tanji, reflecting his acasdemic strength, approach the issue from one of the most urgent and weighty problem: Global warming.
    We will insert, as shown in the weekly schedule below, one independent discussion session after a group of lectures.


2. Materials/Reading List

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


3. SCHEDULE

    #1 Introduction--Umegaki
    Umegaki briefly introduces the current as well as past research
    projects, and basic policy interest of the two instructors of the
    course. The introduction will be followed by a brief outline of
    what
    this course is meant, supplemented by a simple account of what
    °»policy management°… (sougouseisakugaku) is about. We will also
    give the °»must°… readings for you to consider throughout the
    semester.

    #2 A Conceptual Framework – 1: Umegaki
    a) 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.
    b) Umegaki will survey some of the preceding research on
    °»human security.°…

    #3 A Conceptual Framework – 2: Umegaki
    a) Development: An examination of the contextual background of
    °»human security°… issue. Though historical in nature, the
    examination should turn up some concepts for both heuristic and
    analytical purposes.
    b) Policy Research and Management: We will discuss how a
    °»research°… requires a certain degree of neutrality – commitment
    to
    context-free explanation – and equally acute sense of its
    consequences of (or responsibility for) what it produces in the
    actual context of life.

    #4 Human Security: An initial discussion
    We go over the previous lectures. We designate one or two
    students
    as the facilitator of the discussion. The participants are urged
    to
    finish the relevant readings. No free ride.

    #5 °ŕÕķŧľ‘ł¬ńÍłÝ≥ę°ŘClimate Change, and Human Security – Tanji
    Discussion of human vulnerabilities, induced by by Climate Change
    (CC), in terms of capability for food production, accessibility
    of
    water resources, effects on human health and so on, especially in
    developing country where they have weak ability to adapt
    themselves
    to it.
    At the end of this lecture, academic papers will be passed for
    assignments to understand processes between CC as causes and
    Human-
    well being as effects.

    #6 °ŕÕķŧľ‘ł¬ńÍłÝ≥ę°ŘScenario Based Approach – Tanji
    After students°« presentation sharing the knowledge about climate
    change, group discussion will follow in order to identify the
    processes of how climate change will cause degradation of °»Human
    well being°… and °»Social Capital°….
    Grouping of the cases may be made on the basis of ecosystem types
    and/or stages of development and regions.

    #7 °ŕÕķŧľ‘ł¬ńÍłÝ≥ę°ŘClimate Change and Vulnerabilities – Tanji
    Discussion of options as well as issues, especially, technology
    options, land-use control, imposition of taxes, regulations,
    CAPaBLE. This section deals with a whole range of options and
    alternatives open to us dealing with climate change. Everyone is
    urged to pay attention to the regional, or even communal,
    contexts
    of the problem before taking any attempt at solving the problem
    seriously.

    #8 °ŕÕķŧľ‘ł¬ńÍłÝ≥ę°ŘClimate Change and Human Security: A discussion – Group Presentation and Tanji
    Each group will give a presentation about their clarified
    understanding
    Tanji will give an overview of discussion, and introduce some
    concepts including °»No regret°…, °…Risk based approach °… ,
    °»Integrated approach°…, and tools, CGE model, GIS and so on, how
    to
    manage CC in each issue at local level.

    #9 Development Economics (1)
    We survey the literature on Development Economics in order to uncover the basic assumptions, often unexamined, behind the aruguments for economic development.

    #10 Development Economics (2)
    We survey the literature on Development Economics in order to uncover the basic assumptions, often unexamined, behind the aruguments for economic development.

    #11 Development Politics (1)
    The growth of middle-income strata is often considered critical to the devlopment of a balanced and responsive government.

    #12 Development Politics (2)
    The growth of middle-income strata is often considered critical to the devlopment of a balanced and responsive government.

    #13 Development and Citizins
    "Citizen" presupposes that a nation-state is the most-tested institution for providing the basic conditions for secure and stable life. Or is it?

    #14 Final Evaluation of human security in development policy

    #15 Final Evaluation of human security in development policy


4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    1)A 15 minutes presentation of a °»research proposal°…. Prior to the presentation, you need to upload the basic data and the bibliographical data related to your presentation. Power Point should not exceed 10 slides.
    2)An 8to 10 page paper, textual presentation of the proposal.

    *Note: The °»proposal°… must project a clear sense of what °»puzzle°… is, which would be answered by the research, present a defense of the °»puzzle°… on the basis of preceding research or writings on a similar topic, and outline succinctly the preliminary data you have gathered for the research.


5. Special Note

    This course is offered in English, however anyone willing to venture into this innovative field of study IS urged to take this REGARDLESS of English ability. There are always ways of overcoming the language barrier....


6. Prerequisit / Related courses

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7. Conditions to take this course

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8. Relation with past courses

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9. Course URL


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