Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Law and Politics Program
Lecture Code WMD00024 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 国際秩序構築論
Subject Name
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Constructing International Political Order
ヨシダ オサム
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  Second Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2nd) Mon3-4:LAW/ECO A214
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 02 : Political Science
Eligible Students All graduate students
Keywords International Order, South Asia, East Asia, Peace, War, Political Economy 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
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How peace and order is created in the international relations will be discussed by examining the contemporary international history of South Asia.  The argument will pay due attention to the political economy of the region and comparative analysis will be employed with reference to the situations in East Asia. 
Class Schedule 1 Introduction: Special Characters of Politics in South Asia
2 Partition in 1947 and the Beginning of Contemporary International Relations in South Asia
3 Indo-Pak Peace between 1949 and 1965
4 China’s Emergence as a Modern Nation State in 1949 and its Impact on the Neighbors
5 Panchsheel or Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence
6 India-China Border Conflicts
7 India-China Border War of 1962 and its Aftermath
8 Post-Nehru South Asia
9 Second Indo-Pak War
10 South Asia in International Political Economy
11 Third Indo-Pak War and New International Relations in South Asia
12 Nuclearization in South Asia and Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
13 From Gulf War to Nuclear Weapon Tests in India and Pakistan
14 9.11 as a Decisive Factor for India to Become a Dominant Power in South Asia
15 Future of South Asia in Global Order 
Reference Book:
  McMahon, Robert J., The Cold War on the Periphery: The United States, India, and Pakistan, New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.
Others are to be announced. 
PC or AV used in
Hand-outs will be distributed. 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Check the hand-outs carefully after each class. 
Requirements None 
Grading Method By the levels of participation including those of discussion.  Term exam or term paper may be required if the levels of participation is not sufficient for evaluation. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Message English will be used as the medium of instruction as well as for discussion by attendants. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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