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Security Studies

The aim of this module is to introduce students to concepts and issues that constitute the agenda of Security Studies today. It stresses different approaches to understanding security; and the key ongoing transitions and drivers within the global system, which has led to a mix of so-called ‘old’ and ‘new’, even “existential” security challenges to be addressed. Various historical and theoretical debates on what might be termed ‘classical’ or ‘old’ security concepts in the 21st century are examined, such as the return of Great Power competition and War, the Security Dilemma, Arms Races; territorial disputes and geo-political rivalry. At the same time, it also enables students to understand issues such as climate change; trans-national terrorism; and infectious diseases. It is anticipated that students will develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of the complexities of the global system in the 21st century. Through prescribed academic writings, students are directed to the linkage between emerging global events and to think critically about how the global security agenda of the new millennium will be shaped by drivers of change such as globalisation and major power transitions.
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時間割/共通科目コード
コース名
教員
学期
時限
5112270
GPP-MP5P10L3
Security Studies
HENG Yee Kuang
A1 A2
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講義使用言語
英語
単位
2
実務経験のある教員による授業科目
NO
他学部履修
開講所属
公共政策学教育部
授業計画
Week 1: What is Security? Changing security agendas old and new Week 2: Approaches to Security: theories, frameworks and concepts Week 3: Great Power Conflict, War and the international system Week 4: Balance of Power Week 5: The Security Dilemma and Arms Racing Week 6: Geopolitics Week 7: Japan’s evolving security identity (guest lecture by Prof. Bhubhindar Singh) Week 8: Japan’s security policy and Abe Shinzo’s legacy (guest lecture by Prof. Taniguchi Tomohiko) Week 9: Climate Change Week 10: War on Terror and the World Risk Society Week 11: Infectious diseases Week 12: Field Visit to Ministry of Defense (TBA) or Global finance-security nexus Week 13: “Mystery Topic” and Wrap Up
授業の方法
The instructor will first provide an overview and recap at each session, followed by a short 10mins break. This is followed by an interactive seminar format where student groups will take responsibility for designing classroom activities. The instructor will give more guidance on designing classroom activities in the first session.
成績評価方法
Class Participation and Contributions to discussion (20%) Student-designed Group Presentation (30%) “How good Is ChatGPT” (50%): Step 1. Ask ChatGPT to answer a question you have generated about ONE of the weekly topics. Step 2. Write a 2,000 word essay evaluating ChatGPT answer’s strengths and weaknesses, supported by your readings from that week. This chosen topic should NOT be the same as your Presentation topic Assignment due in class 1pm, Monday of Week 10. Soft copy to be emailed to TA and instructor.
教科書
Not Specific
参考書
Collins, A, Contemporary Security Studies, (Oxford University Press, 2018), Fifth edition and Third edition (2013) Hughes, C & YM Lai, Security Studies; A reader, (Routledge, 2011) Mearsheimer, J, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, (NY: Norton, 2001, updated edition 2014) Burgess, JP (ed) The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies (London, Routledge, 2010) Heng, YK, War as Risk Management: Strategy and Conflict in an age of Globalised Risks, (London; Routledge, 2006) Some readings are posted online in the class DROPBOX, details will be provided by the TA.
履修上の注意
Basic background in International Relations useful but NOT required NOTE: There will be a maximum limit of 20 students for this class, in order to ensure teaching quality at Graduate-level seminars. During the first class, students will be invited to register separately on a web-based form that will be distributed by the TA.