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 International Peace and Co-existence Program
Lecture Code WMG01701 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name International Security II
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International Security II
トモツグ シンスケ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-8:IDEC 405
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
・Online (The course will be provided in class as well)
・Tool:MS Teams 
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  
Keywords Weapons of Mass Destruction, Non-proliferation of nuclear weapon, Terrorism, Non-traditional security 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
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Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is designed to help deepening participants' understanding on the problem of peace and security,
by sheding light on the most destructive aspects of global politics. This course purports to consider  (1) the spread of Weapons of Mass Destruction(WMDs) including nuclear weapon, (2) the security issues in East Asia, and (3) new security challenges in the age of globalization from various perspectives. Through lectures and discussions, this course aims to help participants (a) to understand more clearly about the traditional interstate security concerns as well as "non-traditional" security issues such as climate change, natural disaster, cyber warfare and transnational terrorism, and  (b)to develop the skills to express their own opinions persuasively  from the theoretical and historical viewpoints. International Security II will mainly treat with conflict and violence from verious perspectives. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Economy and international security 1
● Eric Heginbotham and Richard J. Samuels, Mercantile Realism and Japanese Foreign Policy International Security Vol. 22, No. 4 (Spring, 1998), 171-203.

lesson2:Economy and international security 2
● Michael Mastanduno (1999) Economic statecraft, Interdependence, and national security: Agendas for research, Security Studies, 9:1-2, 288-316.

lesson3:Civil War and Peacebuilding 1
● Lise Morjé Howard and Alexandra Stark, “How Civil Wars End: The International System, Norms, and the Role of External Actors” International Security Vol.42. Issue 3, Winter 2017, 127-171.

lesson4:Civil War and Peacebuilding 2
● Oliver P. Richmond, “Resistance and the Post-liberal Peace” Journal of International Studies Vol.38 No.3, 665–692.

lesson5:Securitization 1
● Ch.3. Securitization and Desecuritization by Ole Wæver, from Ronnie D. Lipschutz, On Security, (Columbia University Press: New York, 1995)

lesson6:Securitization 2
● M McDonald, “Securitization and the Construction of Security” European Journal of International Relations 14(4) · December 2008
● Dagmar Rychnovska, “Securitization and the power of threat framing” Perspective Vol.22, No. 2, 9-32.

lesson7:Public Health and Security 1
● Adam Kamradt-Scott & Colin McInnes (2012) "The securitisation of pandemic influenza: Framing, security and public policy", Global Public Health, 7:sup2, S95-S110.

lesson8:Public Health and Security 2
● Colin McInnes, Anne Roemer-Mahler, "From security to risk: reframing global health threats", International Affairs, Volume 93, Issue 6, November 2017, 1313–1337.

lesson9:Gender and Security 1
● Dipti Tamang, “Gendering International Security: Seeing Feminist Theories as International Relations”, Alternative, Volume 50, December 2016, 226-239.
● Francis Fukuyama, “Women and the Evolution of World Politics”, (September/October 1998, Foreign Affairs) , and related commentary “Fukuyama’s Follies: So what if Women Ruled the World?”

lesson10:Gender and Security 2
● Carol Cohn, "Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals", Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol.12, No.4: 687-718.

lesson11:Global Power Transition 1
● Ch. 38, "the Power Transition" Excerpted from World Politics (1958) by A.F. K. Organski, in John Vasquez ed. The Classics of International Relations, 303-306.

lesson12:Global Power Transition 2
● Adam P. Liff, G. John Ikenberry, "Racing toward Tragedy?: China's Rise, Military Competition in the Asia Pacific, and the Security Dilemma," International Security Fall 2014, Vol. 39, No. 2, 52-91.

lesson13:Environment 1
● Thomas Homer-Dixon, "On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict", International Security (Fall 1991)

lesson14:Environment 2
● Thomas F. Homer-Dixon and Marc A. Levy, " Correspondence: Environment and Security" International Security(Winter 1995/96)


Paper and book review are required.
The reading list above is tentative. Articles and papers are to be announced each session.  
PC or AV used in
Power point slide 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Required to read assigned papers and articles in advance. 
Grading Method Paper: 40%
Book review:35%
Presentation: 25%
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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