シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Politics
Course Title Politics
担当教員 Instructor Name 前川 和歌子(Wakako Maekawa)
コード Couse Code NUC409_N20A
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2020 UG Nisshin Term1

授業の概要 Course Overview


This course is an introduction to the study of politics. This course aims to provide students with basic concepts and theories of politics using cases that cover current topics in the world and historical contents. Through discussions of cases, students will be able to train their critical thinking and effective communication. By obtaining skills to critically analyze various political events happening around the world, students are expected to improve their skills to find solutions for political problems that exist within society across the world. This will ultimately lead to help students obtaining “the ability to bridge the gap between New Asia and the rest of the world”, which is a school’s mission.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG1 Critical Thinking
LG2 Diversity Awareness
LG4 Effective Communication

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


By the end of the course, students will be able to understand basic concepts of politics (such as representations, elections, political systems, political parties), which are required to analyze various political events in the world. In addition, they will be able to improve their skills to think critically to find solutions for political problems.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 20 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 80 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

学習方法、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Course Approach, Report, Feedback methods

Before attending each class session, students must be prepared for discussions. Students are expected to read mandatory readings and cases in advance. For each case, assignment questions will be provided in advance. At the beginning of each class, students are required to submit a “preparation report”, in which they state answers for assignment questions. The “preparation report” should be withing 1-2 pages, describing your main arguments for assignment questions.

If students are interested in further understanding of the materials, they are welcome to read materials from additional reading lists.

Each students’ work (reports and tests) will be commented personally in written format.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Topic: What is politics?
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 1
Additional reading materials: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 2 & Chapter 3


●使用するケース
Original case “Trump Administration: International and Domestic Politics”

第2日(Day2)

Topic: Representation, Elections and Voting
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 9
Additional reading materials: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 4 & Chapter 8


●使用するケース
Original case “Majoritarian and Proportional Representation (PR) Systems: Different Effects of PR Systems – New Zealand and Iraq”

第3日(Day3)

Topic: Parties and Party Systems
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 10
Additional reading materials: Lijphart, A. (2012) “Party Systems: Two-Party and Multiparty Patterns.” in Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries. Yale University Press.


●使用するケース
Original case “Party Competition in Japan and Britain”

第4日(Day4)

Topic: Groups, Interests and Movements
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 11
Additional reading materials: Polletta, F., & Jasper, J. M. (2001) “Collective Identity and Social Movements.” Annual Review of Sociology 27(1): 283-305. Chenoweth, E., Stephan, M. J., & Stephan, M. J. (2011) Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. Columbia University Press.


●使用するケース
Original case “Emergence and Diffusion of Protests: Arab Spring – Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt”

第5日(Day5)

Topic: Governments, Systems and Regimes
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 12
Additional reading materials: Lijphart, A. (2012) Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries. Yale University Press. Brooker, P. (2014) “Authoritarian Regimes” in Comparative Politics, fourth edition. Oxford University Press.


●使用するケース
Original case “Myanmar: From Military Regime to Democracy”

第6日(Day6)

Topic: Constitutions, Law, Judges and Public Policy
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 15 & Chapter 16
Additional reading materials: Domingo, P. (2004) “Judicialization of politics or politicization of the judiciary? Recent trends in Latin America.” Democratization 11(1): 104-126. Peters, B. G. (2014) The Politics of Bureaucracy. Routledge.


●使用するケース
Original case “Policy-making in Japan: The Case of Trans-Pacific Partnership

第7日(Day7)

Topic: Multilevel Politics
Mandatory readings: Heywood, A. (2013) Chapter 17
Additional reading materials: Hutchcroft, P. D. (2001) “Centralization and Decentralization in Administration and Politics: Assessing Territorial Dimensions of Authority and Power.” Governance 14(1): 23-53. Sambanis, N., & Milanovic, B. (2014) “Explaining Regional Autonomy Differences in Decentralized Countries.” Comparative Political Studies 47(13): 1830-1855.


●使用するケース
Original case “Decentralization in Asia and Africa”

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
*クラス貢献度合計はコールドコールと授業内での挙手発言の合算値です。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 10 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 35 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 45 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 35 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 20 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 0 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • (The materials will be distributed by the instructor) Heywood, Andrew「Politics」Palgrave Macmillan(2013)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Lijphart, A. (2012) Patterns of Democracy: Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries. Yale University Press.
Brooker, P. (2014) Comparative Politics, fourth edition. Oxford University Press.
Domingo, P. (2004) “Judicialization of politics or politicization of the judiciary? Recent trends in Latin America.” Democratization 11(1): 104-126.
Peters, B. G. (2014) The Politics of Bureaucracy. Routledge.
Polletta, F., & Jasper, J. M. (2001) “Collective Identity and Social Movements.” Annual Review of Sociology 27(1): 283-305.
Hutchcroft, P. D. (2001) “Centralization and Decentralization in Administration and Politics: Assessing Territorial Dimensions of Authority and Power.” Governance 14(1): 23-53.
Sambanis, N., & Milanovic, B. (2014) “Explaining Regional Autonomy Differences in Decentralized Countries.” Comparative Political Studies 47(13): 1830-1855.
Chenoweth, E., Stephan, M. J., & Stephan, M. J. (2011) Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. Columbia University Press.

授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

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担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 

【学歴】
2014-2015 英国エセックス大学 政治学部 国際関係学修士課程 (MA in International Relations)
2015ー2018 英国エセックス大学 政治学部 政治学博士課程 (Ph.D. in Government) 

【研究分野】
内戦、比較政治学、国際政治学、国際機関と平和構築

【Educations】
2014-2015 University of Essex Department of Government MA in International Relations
2015-2018 University of Essex Department of Government Ph.D. in Government

【Research Area】
Civil War, Comparative Politics, International Politics, International Organizations and Peacebuilding

(実務経験 Work experience)

【職務経歴】
2018-2019 米国カリフォルニア大学サンディエゴ校 政治学部 ポスドク研究員
2019-2020 神戸大学 法学研究科 研究員
2019-2020 外務省 専門分析員
2020ー現在  名古屋商科大学 経済学部 専任講師

【Employment】
2018-2019 University of California, San Diego, Department of Political Science, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Postdoctoral Scholar
2019-2020 Kobe University, Graduate School of Law, Researcher
2019-2020 Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, Research and analysis specialist
2020-present Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Faculty of Economics, Assistant Professor

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Evaluating the effect of military intervention on rebel governance in terms of disaggregated human security. Taylor & Francis
  • (2020) Strategic Territorial Power-sharing and Multi-party Bargaining in Civil Wars. Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy
  • (2019) External Supporters and Negotiated Settlement: Political Bargaining in Solving Governmental Incompatibility. Journal of Conflict Resolution 63(3):
  • (2018) UN Involvement and Civil War Peace Agreement Implementation. Public Choice 178






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