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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (GIGA/GG)

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TitleINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (GIGA/GG) [ Syllabus ]



Faculty Michio Umegaki
Term2018 Fall
Level Undergraduate


Inquiry - Inquiry about this course


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#012018/09/27 Part I: Introduction
- IR 18-1 [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.


#022018/10/04 Japan’s Agenda and International Relations 1
- IR 18-2 [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.


#032018/10/11 Part I-3: Japan’s Agenda and International Relations 2
- IR 18-3 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of the foundation for Japan's calculation for 
gains and losses in a complex network of global and Asian 
economies.


#042018/10/18 Part I-4: Fundamentals of International Relations
- IR 18-4 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of one of the primary play of International 
Relations: the State.


#052018/10/25 Part II-1: International Politics of Insecurity
- IR 18-5 [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.


#062018/11/01 Part II-2: International Politics of Insecurity
- IR 18-6 [Enrolled Students Only]
Discussion of one irony: the weapons supposedly promoting 
the sense of security in fact deepens the sense of insecurity


#072018/11/08 Part II-3: International Politics of Insecurity
- IR 18-7 [Enrolled Students Only]
Critical examination of the state as the promoter and 
protector of security, how it works and how it may be faulting.


#082018/11/15 Part II-4: International Politics of Insecurity and Japan’s Agenda re-examined
- IR 18-8 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of merits and demerits of Japan's defence posture


#092018/11/29 Part III-1: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 18-9 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of Economic development, its theories and practices


#102018/12/06 Part III-2: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 18-10 [Enrolled Students Only]
How beneficial is economic development and to whom?


#112018/12/13 Part III-3: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 18-11 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examine what interdependence among national economies is 
bringing about -- an international division of powerful and weak?


#122018/12/20 Part III-4: Political Economy of Scarcity
- IR 18-12 [Enrolled Students Only]
Re-examination of Japan's agenda against the deepening income 
gap among the countries


#132018/12/27 Part IV: Whose Reality and Responsibility Count in International Relations?
- IR 18-13 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of a new perspective on International Relations:
 Human Security - 1


#142019/01/17 Part IV: Whose Reality and Responsibility Count in International Relations?
- IR 18-14 [Enrolled Students Only]
Examination of a new perspective on International Relations: 
Human Security - 2



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