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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (GIGA/GG)

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TitleINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (GIGA/GG) [ Syllabus ]



Faculty Michio Umegaki
Term2016 Fall
Level Undergraduate


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#012016/09/29 Part I: Introduction
- IR 16-1 [Enrolled Students Only]
Briefly outline of the overall purposes and the structure of the 
course. We call attention to one important factor -- generational 
changes of the key political leaders -- which influences the course 
of political development in the international theater.


#022016/10/06 Part I-2: Japan’s Agenda and International Relations 1
- IR 16-2 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of historical (postwar) roots of Japan's behavior in 
international affairs, which often appears to deviate from the 
conventional understanding of a major power behavior.


#032016/10/13 Part I-3: Japan’s Agenda and International Relations 2
- IR 16-3 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of the foundation for Japan's calculation for gains and 
losses in a complex network of global and Asian economies.


#042016/10/20 Part I-4: Fundamentals of International Relations
- IR 16-4 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of one of the primary play of International Relations: 
the State.


#052016/10/27 Part II-1: International Politics of Insecurity
- IR 16-5 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of the historical roots of insecurity during the Cold War 
and thereafter, which will take us into a current stage where war as 
means of international settlement is no longer a plausible choice for 
any one.


#062016/11/03 Part II-2: International Politics of Insecurity
- IR 16-6 [Enrolled Students Only]
Discussion of one irony: the weapons supposedly promoting the sense 
of security in fact deepens the sense of insecurity


#072016/11/10 Part II-3: International Politics of Insecurity
- IR 16-7 [Enrolled Students Only]
Critical examination of the state as the promoter and protector of 
security, how it works and how it may be faulting.


#082016/11/24 Part II-4: International Politics of Insecurity and Japan’s Agenda re-examined
- IR 16-8 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of merits and demerits of Japan's defence posture


#092016/12/01 Part III-1: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 16-9 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of Economic development, its theories and practices


#102016/12/08 Part III-2: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 16-10 [Enrolled Students Only]
How beneficial is economic development and to whom?


#112016/12/15 Part III-3: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 16-11 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examine what interdependence among national economies is bringing 
about -- an international division of powerful and weak?


#122016/12/22 Part III-4: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 16-12 [Enrolled Students Only]
Re-examination of Japan's agenda against the deepening income gap 
among the countries


#132017/01/12 Part IV: Whose Reality and Responsibility Count in International Relations?
- IR 16-13 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of a new perspective on International Relations: Human 
Security - 1


#142017/01/19 Part IV: Whose Reality and Responsibility Count in International Relations?
- IR 16-14 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of a new perspective on International Relations: Human 
Security - 2



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