SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentMA Program of Diplomacy, First Year PhD Program of Diplomacy, First Year MA Program of Diplomacy, Second Year PhD Program of Diplomacy, Second Year
Course NameSeminar on Interational Security
InstructorWU CHONG-HAN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
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週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



An Introduction



-Viotti and Kauppi, ch.1.



-Russett, Starr, and Kinsella. 2013. World Politics: the Menu for Choice, ch1.2



-Thucydides, “The Melian Dialogue,” excerpt from the History of the Peloponnesian War.



Introduction and delivering syllabus



3



3



2



Realism & Liberalism



-Kenneth Waltz. Anarchic Orders and Balance of Power. Ch 5.



-David Baldwin. Neoliberalism, Neorealism, and World Politics. Ch 1.



-Joseph Grieco. Anarchy and the Limits of Cooperation: A Realist Critique of the Newest Liberal Institutionalism. Ch 5.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



3



Normative & Regime Theory



-Viotti and Kauppi, ch.5.



-Stephan Krasner. 1982. Structural Causes and Regime Consequences: Regime as Intervening Variables. International Organizations 36(2).



-Harvey Starr. 1995. “International Law and International Order,” in Charles Kegley , Controversies in International Relations Theory New York: MacMillan, pp.299-317.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



4



Rational Choices & Decision Making



-Walt, Stephen M. 1999. “Rigor or rigor mortis? Rational choice and security studies." International Security 23(4), 15-48.



-Rational Decision Making. Russett, Starr, and Kinsella. ch 7.



-James Fearon. 1995. “Rational Explanations for War,” International Organization 49.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



5



Conflict Theory I



-Stuart Bremer. Who Fights Whom, When, and Why? 2000.



-Most and Starr, Inquiry, Logic, and International Politics, ch.2



-John Vasquez. What do We Know about War. 2000.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



6



Conflict Theory II



-Bruce Russett. 1995. Grasping the Democratic Peace, ch1.&2



-Russett and Starr, From Democratic Peace to Kantian Peace: Democracy and Conflict in the International System.



-Russett and Oneal. 2001. the Triangulating Peace., ch1.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



7



Conflict Theory III



Gartzke, E., 2007. The capitalist peace. American Journal of Political Science, 51(1), pp.166-191.



Fearon, J.D. and Laitin, D.D., 2003. Ethnicity, insurgency, and civil war. American Political Science Review, 97(1), pp.75-90.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



8



Midterm Exam 



 



 



3



5



9



Territorial Theory



-Harvey Starr. Territory, Proximity, and the Geography on International Conflict. Ch. 3.



-Douglas Gibler. Territorial Peace. Ch1.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



10



Alliance  Theory



-Stephen M. Walt. 1990. The origins of Alliance. Cornell University Press, ch 1.



-Douglas Gibler. 2000. Why Some Cause War and Why others Cause Peace, in What do We Know About War edted by John Vasquez. 2000, ch.7. 



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



11



Hedging Theory



-Cheng-Chwee, Kuik. “The essence of hedging: Malaysia and Singapore's response to a rising China.” Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs 30(2),2008, 159-185.



-Lim, Darren, and Zack Cooper. 2015. "Reassessing Hedging: The Logic of Alignment in East Asia." Security Studies 24 (2): 696-727.



- McDougall, Derek. 2012. "Rising China in the East Asian Region: Soft Balancing with Accommodation." Journal of Contemporary China 21 (73): 1-17.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



12



IOs & Human Security



-Russett, Starr, and Kinsella. 2013. World Politics: the Menu for Choice, 10th ed. ch.10.



-Puchala et. al. 2007. United Nations Politics. ch.4 & 7.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



13



Nuclear Security



-Sagan, Scott D., and Kenneth N. Waltz. 2003 “The spread of nuclear weapons: A debate.” ch1.



- Fuhrmann, Matthew. 2009 “Spreading temptation: proliferation and peaceful nuclear cooperation agreements.” International Security 34.1 (2009): 7-41.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



14



Cyber Security



-Maoz, Zeev, et al. 2006 “Structural equivalence and international conflict: A social networks analysis.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 50.5, 664-689.



-Borghard, Erica D. and Shawn W. Lonergan. 2017. “The Logic of Coercion in Cyberspace,” Security Studies, 26:3, 452-481.



Lecture and group discussions



Students need to prepare for the materials next week



3



8



15



Final Exam (1/3/2020)



 



 



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading
























Type of Assessment Methods



Weighting



Description of Assessment Tasks



Discussion



30%



Students will participate in the in-class activities and contribute to the discussions and debates. 



Midterm Exam



35%



The midterm exam will consist of review assessments of all the course contents being discussed in class to date.



Final Exam



35%



Final exam will cover all the material from the beginning of the semester to the end.




 



(Something you may need to know in advance)




  1. This is a graduate seminar. The instructor will offer a brief lecture at the beginning of each class, elaborating the basic concepts and contents for the topic. Students will lead the discussions during the class.

  2. Each student will lead the discussion for weekly topic individually. Other students are expected to prepare relevant material beforehand and actively participate in class discussions and debates.  

  3. I strictly follow the National Chengchi University Honor Code. The honor code is intended to prohibit all forms of academic dishonesty and should be interpreted broadly to carry out that purpose. Any breaching of rules and regulations will be reported to the school authority. Do not use any electronic devices, such as cell phone, PDA, or other any other devices can connect to Internet during the exams.

  4. Laptops, templates or PDA are welcome in this class. However, please silence your phone and refrain from texting while in class. If electronic devices become a disturbance to class, I reserve the right to ban said devices. Besides, do not chat on facebook, line, skype or any other online chatting software. 


Textbook & Reference








There are no required textbooks. Course materials will be provided in class.





 


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