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New Dimensions of Security in the Risk Age

Why does the World Economic Forum publish its annual Global Risks Report and how does it arrive at its findings? As governments such as the United Kingdom issue National Risk Registers to guide policy makers, this module allows students to examine the security dimensions of living in what sociologists have termed a ‘World Risk Society’. It highlights the new nature of vulnerability in an era of contested and often risky science, as well as the impact of globalization on how we conceptualise and think about security. The module shows how key stakeholders such as industry, media, governments and politicians have to play crucial roles in not only shaping responses to these perceived risks, but also how to appropriately manage them. Students will be introduced to dilemmas and challenges that security risks pose for policy makers in the post-Cold War era from Kosovo, the 9/11 terror attacks, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. Most recently so-called Islamic State, climate change, SARS and COVID19 disease outbreaks, and cyber-attacks have captured attention.Concepts such as Security Paradigm Shifts, Omission versus Commission; the Risk Calculus, and Precautionary Principle will be discussed. While these issues are not necessarily new in a historical sense, this module shows how they have garnered renewed attention through the prism of risk. Students then analyse a range of global risks such as terrorism, cyber-attacks, pandemics and climate change that threaten global critical infrastructure in domains such as aviation, financial, IT, and maritime networks and space communications. Policy responses and governing by risk are finally surveyed, from data trawling, biometrics and risk profiling to crowd sourcing and horizon scanning in National Risk Assessment Exercises.
The following outcomes are emphasized:
1. An ability to understand and evaluate a range of new security challenges and policy responses in a World Risk Society interconnected through globalization and technology
2. The linkage between industry, media, politics, and science and its relevance to global security affairs
3. The ability to collate and evaluate arguments from different sources and theoretical perspectives
4. The ability to formulate and articulate views coherently in written and oral forms
5. Critical thinking, analytical and reading skills
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5122135
GPP-MP6P20L3
New Dimensions of Security in the Risk Age
HENG Yee Kuang
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国際学術総合研究棟 演習室A
講義使用言語
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2
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公共政策学教育部
授業計画
Week 1: Introduction to the Risk Age Week 2: The World Risk Society Week 3: Globalisation of risk and the new security paradigm Week 4: The Risk Calculus at war: Ethnic conflicts and the Kosovo campaign Week 5: The Risk Calculus: From the Bush doctrine to Obama doctrine and Trump? Week 6: Was the ‘war’ on terror a risk management exercise? Week 7: The NATO Alliance in the age of risk Week 8: Maritime infrastructure: terrorism and WMD proliferation risks Week 9: Critical IT infrastructure: cyber risks Week 10: Protecting financial infrastructure: financial crises to terrorist financing and money laundering Week 11: Aviation infrastructure protection Week 12: Climate change and disaster risks to critical infrastructure Week 13: Methods and Tools for Assessing Inter-connected Risks and Horizon scanning in Policy Planning
授業の方法
The instructor will first provide an overview at each session through a lecture, followed by an interactive seminar format where student groups will participate and take responsibility for designing classroom activities. More instructions will be given during the first class.
成績評価方法
Class Participation and Contributions to discussion (20%) Assigned homework X 1 (10%) Student-designed Group Presentation (20%) 2000-3000 word Reaction essay based on readings (50%). Sample reaction essays will be uploaded online. Hard copy of reaction essay due in class 1pm, Monday of Week 10. Soft copy to be emailed to TA and instructor.
教科書
Ulrich Beck, The Risk Society, (Cambridge, Polity, 1992 Ulrich Beck, The World Risk Society, (Cambridge, Polity, 1999) Yee Kuang HENG, War as Risk Management (London: Routledge, 2006) Yee Kuang HENG, Managing Global Risks in an Urban Age, (London: Routledge, 2016)
参考書
Goldin, I & Mike Mariathasan, The Butterfly Defect: How globalization creates systemic risks and what to do about it, Princeton University Press, 2015, Heng, Yee-Kuang & Kenneth McDonagh, Risk, Global Governance and Security: the other war on terror, Routledge, 2009
履修上の注意
This class will be limited to 20 students to maintain teaching quality at graduate level. During the first class, students will be asked to register separately on a web-based form that will be distributed by the TA. Prior background with basic course in ‘Security Studies’ or ‘International Relations’ background preferred. First class will be through online teaching methods at 1300 on Monday 6 April 2020, see below for Online Class URL
その他
For quality control purposes and to more efficiently manage the class online, students wishing to enroll in thisclass should send an email to Teaching Assistant Gabriel Lee as soon as possible to register their interest and contact details. Gabriel can be contacted at *****