|Title||POLICY MANAGEMENT (HUMAN SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT) [ Syllabus ]
Michio Umegaki,Hideki Kaji,Wanglin YAN
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|#01||2007/04/10 Introduction - Umegaki|
Umegaki briefly introduces the current as well as past research
projects, and basic policy interest of the three 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
|#02||2007/04/17 A Conceptual Framework - 1: Umegaki|
a) Human Security: Discussion of the beginnings and changing
conception 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
|#03||2007/04/24 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
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.
|#04||2007/05/01 Development and United Nations - 1: Kaji|
The class will discuss the development cooperation to developing
countries under the UN Development Decade and recent new framework
of the development cooperation decade of United Nations.
a) UN Development Decade: The first UN Development Decade was
launched by the General Assembly in December 1961. The UNDD had been
revised every 10 years and continued until the year 2000 (UNDD-
b) Recent UN Decade: Replacing the earlier UNDD, UN resolved
new framework of the decade in 1999, called as the first United
Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (which technically
began in 1997 and extended through 2006), and related to it, the
period from 2005 to 2015 was designated as the UN Decade of
Education for Sustainable Development (UN-DESD) by the General
Assembly in 2002.
|#05||2007/05/08 International Cooperation for Development - 2: Kaji|
a) Through the comparison of ODA between DAC member countries, the
class will try to bring the characteristics of Japanese
international cooperation policy in sharp relief.
b) Highlighting the multilateral cooperation, the class will
try to point out problems of Japanese Government on lack of human
resources and strategic project choice, institutional barrier, and
|#06||2007/05/15 Cases of Development Cooperation - 3: Kaji|
a) As one of the case studies, the class will take the international
cooperation process on reconstruction for the Bangladesh flood
disaster in 1989, in which the lecturer was also directly involved.
But not only that, this case definitely represented the most typical
conflict and coordination process among international societies.
b) Based on the case study, the class will then discuss about the
relationship between development and vulnerability to disasters, and
conclude the need for integration of disaster management with
|#07||2007/05/22 GIS as a method for identifying policy issues - 1: Yan|
Lecture slides [Enrolled Students Only]
As one of the pioneering methods to approach the “field” of policy
issues, we examine what is generally known as GIS. Highly techonolgy-
oriented, still GIS respects the onsite observations of “life as
lived” in a given and changing environment. What are the merits of
|#08||2007/06/05 Cases: How GIS works - 2: Yan|
Lecture slides [Enrolled Students Only]
Two weeks will be used to examine how GIS works, during which some
of the ongoing research in China under Yan’s direction will offer
the concrete contexts of GIS performance. I encourage the students
to contrast GIS with other, perhaps a little more familiar, methods
of approaching the “field,” identifying the issues, and evaluating
the outcome of the past policy performance.
|#09||2007/06/12 Cases: How GIS works - 3: Yan|
|#10||2007/06/19 Critical Evaluations - Umegaki|
Using two cases of policy issues, we critically test some of the
orthodox approaches which have occupied the prominent positions
within the development studies. Two cases are drawn from Umegaki’s
recent research in Vietnam.
|#11||2007/06/26 Presentations by the Students - 1|
Using this and the following weeks, students present “research
By this week, all students are required to make their
presentation material available on the net.
|#12||2007/07/03 Presentations by the Students - 2|