シラバス Syllabus

授業名 International Relations
Course Title International Relations
担当教員 Instructor Name 前川 和歌子(Wakako Maekawa)
コード Couse Code NUC412_N22B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 教養教育科目 / Liberal Arts
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2022 UG Nisshin Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview


International politics not only affect each country’s politics but also affect business and economy. In order to success in international society, it is necessary to obtain global perspectives. This course helps students to obtain global perspectives by learning various phenomenon related to international relations.
In this course, students will learn various theories and concepts of International Relations by using cases. The objective of this course is to provide basic knowledge of international relations to students and to develop students’ ability to learn international issues from various points of view, which will help students to analyze international political affairs.
Students will be able to develop practical skills to analyze the political challenges that international society face such as strategy of changing foreign policy or maintaining interstate peace. Students will be able to find key factors that contribute to cooperation or conflict. These will ultimately provide a better understanding of international relations.

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
LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG7 International Perspectives (BA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


By the end of this course, students will be able to acquire basic knowledge of international relations.
Students will acquire logical thinking skills as well as analytical skills.
Through discussions of theories, students will understand the assumptions behind different perspectives, which enhances diversity awareness.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 16 平和と公正をすべての人に(Peace and Justice Strong Institutions)

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

1. 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. For some weeks, students are required to submit a “preparation report”, in which they state answers for assignment questions. The “preparation report” should be within 1-2 pages, describing your main arguments for assignment questions.
2. If students are interested in further understanding of the materials, they are welcome to read materials from additional reading lists.
3. Each students’ work (reports and tests) will be commented personally in written format.
4. Please use library effectively. It is recommended to read relevant books from library as your self-study.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Topic: What is International Relations?
Theories of International Relations
Mandatory readings: Grieco et al. (2019) Chapter 1 and 3.
Additional reading materials: Bueno de Mesquita (2014) Introduction.
Frieden et al. (2010) Chapter 1 & 2.
Robert Jackson & Georg Sorensen (2013) Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
Burchill et al. (2005) Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.

●使用するケース
Case (A): New Peril, Old Adversary: George W. Bush, 9/11, & Iraq (A) The United States & Iraq, 1980 to 2002.
Case (B): New Peril, Old Adversary: George W. Bush, 9/11, & Iraq (B) The Road to War, September 2002 to March 2003.

第2日(Day2)

Topic: The Analysis of Foreign Policy
Mandatory readings: Grieco et al. (2019) Chapter 4.
Additional reading materials: Bueno de Mesquita (2014) Chapter 2.

●使用するケース
Case: North Korea’s Nuclear Test and UN Security Council Resolution 2270

第3日(Day3)

Topic: Causes of Interstate Wars and Civil Wars
Mandatory readings: Grieco et al. (2019) Chapter 6.
Additional reading materials: Bueno de Mesquita (2014) Chapter 5 & 6.
Frieden et al. (2010) Chapter 3, 4 & 5.
Newman, E., and DeRouen, Jr. K. (2014). Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars. Routledge.

●使用するケース
Case: Sudan’s Oil Conflict: Creating Imbalance in World Oil Market?

第4日(Day4)

Topic: Interstate Peace
Mandatory readings: Grieco et al. (2019) Chapter 7.
Additional reading materials: Bueno de Mesquita (2014) Chapter 5 & 6.
Frieden et al. (2010) Chapter 3, 4 & 5.

●使用するケース
Case: Giving Peace a Chance: The 2006-2008 Negotiations to End the Conflict in Northern Uganda

第5日(Day5)

Topic: International Organizations
Mandatory readings: Grieco et al. (2019) Chapter 5.
Additional reading materials: Bueno de Mesquita (2014) Chapter 7.

●使用するケース
Case: The Rwandan Genocide: A challenge for the United Nations

第6日(Day6)

Topic: Terrorism, Technology, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Mandatory readings: Grieco et al. (2019) Chapter 8.
Additional reading materials: Snyder C. A. (2012). Contemporary Security and Strategy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Baylis, J., Wirtz, J. J., and Gray, C. S. (2013). Strategy in the Contemporary World. Oxford University Press.

●使用するケース
Case: Is Technology Abetting Terrorism?

第7日(Day7)

Topic: Peacebuilding
Mandatory readings: Mac Ginty R. (2015). Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding. Routledge.
Additional reading materials: Matanock, A M. (2017). Bullets for Ballots: Electoral Participation Provisions and
Enduring Peace after Civil Conflict. International Security 41(4): 93-132.

●使用するケース
Case: A Ray of Hope - Resolving a 53 year-old conflict in Colombia

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 0 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 60 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 60 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 10 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
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 30 %
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

Regarding reports, please use reference correctly.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

  • Joseph Grieco, G.John Ikenberry, Michael Mastanduno「Introduction to International Relations: Perspectives, Connections, and Enduring Questions.」Red Globe Press(2019)

参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

Jeffery A. Frieden, David A. Lake, Kenneth A. Schultz (2010) World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions. W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita (2014) Principles of International Politics. CQ Press.
Robert Jackson & Georg Sorensen (2013) Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches. Oxford University Press.
Scott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Richard Devetak, Jack Donnelly, Matthew Paterson, Christian Reus-Smit and Jacqui True (2005) Theories of International Relations. Palgrave Macmillan.
Snyder C. A. (2012). Contemporary Security and Strategy. Palgrave Macmillan.
Baylis, J., Wirtz, J. J., and Gray, C. S. (2013). Strategy in the Contemporary World. Oxford University Press.
Newman, E., and DeRouen, Jr. K. (2014). Routledge Handbook of Civil Wars. Routledge.

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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