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國際關係及發展碩士

課程概覽

國際關係及發展碩士(MIRD)計劃從比較角度為學生提供國際關係和發展方面的高級培訓,旨在為學生提供理解當代亞洲所需的核心理論、概念和分析工具、並重點關注影響地區國際關係和經濟發展的競爭脈動。 本課程為學生提供海外實地考察的機會,並探討與發展和經濟轉型有關的各種問題。畢業生可以勝任政府部門、咨詢公司、非營利組織、新聞媒體和私營機構的職位。

課程簡介

一年全日制學習模式

學年 學期 科目範疇 學分
1 1&2 核心科目 12
選修科目 12
總學分 24

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科目大綱

主修科目

This course reviews the literature, tools, and strategies that inform qualitative, quantitative, and blended methods of research in social sciences. It engages students in the analysis and critique of published research from a variety of scholarly sources, with the expectation that students develop the ability to apply critical and interdisciplinary thinking in social sciences to the methodological investigation of issues of concern to their individual specializations. With this foundation, students will develop the skill of devising appropriate methods for answering scientific research questions within their areas of interest. The philosophy and ethics of research will be discussed as well.

Course Outline

In the contemporary era, late developing countries face a series of systemic forces that impact their ability to plan, implement and manage national level development agendas. Historically, for example, national economic strategies have focused on what is called dirigiste national development policy, which relied on creating national level protectionism for domestic enterprise or a series of proactive state strategies designed to advantage domestic industry relative to international counterparts (tariffs, import restrictions, national licensing, quotas, state-directed / soft credit regimes, etc.). Increasingly, however, systemic transformations in the global economy increasingly impact the ability of late developing economies to engage in dirigiste policy options. These global systemic transformations fall into four broad categories: (I.) the globalization of governance regimes and liberalization (multilateralism) which imped national level policy discretion; (II.) the globalization of competitive domestic enterprises and their ‘national decoupling’ from late developing country contexts; (III.) the globalization of value and production chains which render the development of domestic industrial ‘champions’ problematic; and (IV.) the global agglomeration of production and increasing market entry barriers for newcomers — especially into high value added production, which make replication of the historically successful policy tools of the ‘Asian miracle economies’ (Japan, Taiwan, Korea) increasingly difficult.
The focus of this course is on understanding the interface between national level economic development agendas and the constraints imposed by structural transformations in the global political economy; how governments are responding to these and the policy choices and mechanisms available to late developing countries. The course relies on a series of case examples drawn from Asia focusing on substantive industrial sectors such as textiles and footwear (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Bangladesh); automotive parts manufacturing and assembly (Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam); services (Philippines), financial services (Malaysia), among others.

Course Outline

This course aims to equip students with the theoretical framework to examine the international politics in Asia amidst the rise of China. With China’s growing economic strength and political influence, neighbouring states as well as countries in other regions have to redefine their strategies to deal with their common interests as well as conflicts with their neighbours. The course will focus on the following questions:

1) How mainstream theoretical perspective explains the international politics in Asia?

2) How the rise of China reshapes the relationship among Asian countries?

3) What are the institutional frameworks that facilitate regional cooperation and resolve potential conflicts in East Asia?

4) What are the issues and challenges confronts by Asian countries on their way to achieve greater regional integration?

The course will first provide the mainstream theoretical perspectives on international relations. It will follow by discussions on various thematic issues and challenges in the regional politics in Asia.

Course Outline

This course serves as a foundation course to equip students with key theoretic and analytical abilities essential for understanding the complex world of public policy and governance. Public policy and governance studies are multidisciplinary in nature. This course will draw from major theories and techniques in political science, public administration, sociology, and economics and synthesize into a coherent set of knowledge that students without undergraduate background in related fields can comprehend. Related to this, a salient feature of this course is the extensive use of cases, particularly from Asia. The first half of this course is a systematic survey on concepts, theories and analytic techniques in public policy and governance. In the second half of the course, the focus will be pinned on Asia, especially the Greater China region where most students live and work. This part of the course will lead students to understand and analyze policy and governance issues in the region with theories and methods that will have learned in the first half of the course. Students will experience a variety of pedagogies in this course, including lecture, seminar, movie-screening and discussion, and field visit.

Course Outline

選修科目

This course aims to introduce students to the major developments and challenges of the political economy of Greater China from a historical perspective. The political and economic developments followed very different historical trajectories. For example, the economies of Hong Kong and Taiwan took off during 1980s along with other Tiger economies in East Asian, and Mainland China began to catch up with phenomenal growth during the past three decades and is becoming the centre of gravity in the regional economic order. Governments assume different roles in the economic development in these regions, and the situation is complicated by their different pace of political liberalization. The development experiences in different countries including the region also provide valuable insights for us to critically re-examine some of the existing perspectives on political economy. These experiences will have significant implications on the regional and global economy.
In this course, we will focus on the following questions: 1) What are the different assumption on the roles of government in the economic developments? 2) Could these different approaches be reconciled with closer economic integration? 3) How the development experiences in different Asian countries contribute to our understanding of political economy more broadly? To address these questions, the course will first introduce the basic conceptual understandings of the role of government and market in modern political economy. The course will then discuss the various development experiences and the problems encountered in different countries/regions in East Asia. The last part of the course will examine the theoretical and empirical implications of economic development and economic globalization.

Course Outline

The international relations of the modern era are governed increasingly by rules (governance regimes) and typically mediated or overseen by a vast array of international, regional and multilateral institutions. By one estimate, for example, there are currently over 4,000 international rule regimes and several hundred international institutions that govern issue areas as diverse as international trade and commerce, security, investment, clearance and financial settlements, labour practices, maritime shipping, migration, food and agriculture, telecommunications, refugees, aviation, drugs and crime, tourism, health and education. In addition, in the post-war era there has been an explosion of standards regimes, all designed to enhance the trans-border efficiencies in the movement of goods and services by reducing ‘regulatory unevenness’ and non-transferability. These include standards regimes in accounting, reporting and transparency, weights and measurements, food safety, hazardous materials and waste management, pollution, fisheries and oceans, meteorology forecasting, risk management, transfer pricing, taxation, communications, and space junk ─ among many others.
The courses introduces students to the history, evolution and practices of international institutions and international rule regimes, why and how they have emerged, the trajectories of their evolution, and their impact on states and state based policy making. Specifically, the course examines the embedded and structurally dominant nature of these regimes for international commerce, security, and finance, and the contested nature of these governance regimes in terms of the changing nature of the post-war international institutional architecture.

Course Outline

This course provides an introduction to the role and importance of cities and urbanization process in regional, national and global development. The course provides a conceptual and empirical basis from which to understand urban problems from demographic, social, economic, cultural and political perspectives and critically engage current urban policy issues, debates and solutions. Topics to be covered include global city/city-region, knowledge-based urban economic, urban social-spatial change, transport, land use and housing policy, urban politics and governance.

Course Outline

This course aims to compare and contrast major social development issues and challenges confronting most societies, and examine how state, market and civil society have interacted in response to the critical development issues. The course will be with particular reference to discuss how different economic development strategies adopted by Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan have affected social development of these societies. Students will be engaged in studying how civil society has emerged and developed in these societies, especially examining how and what major approaches/ measures that the governments have adopted to manage the growing complexity of social problems, the autonomization of society and the changing role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Course Outline

This course will focus on public health policy primarily in the developing world. We will begin with foundation knowledge on health care, health market, health financing, provision, and public health, followed by an overview of public health challenges in developing socities. After understanding the central role of the state in promoting population health, this course will then discuss in depth a series of critical public health policy issues in the develoing world, such as communicable disease control, health financing, capacity building of the provision system, health of the floating population, etc. Students will experience a variety of pedagogies in this course, including lecture, seminar, movie-screening and discussion, instructor-guided group project, and field visit.

Course Outline

Gender and development critically analyzes gender issues in the development context, examining the impact upon both men and women as a result of economic development and social transformation. The course begins with theoretical approaches to gender and development, development theory and feminist critiques. Followed by looking into topics such as gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work; feminist critiques of economics and of theoretical debates within the gender and development field on topics such as structural adjustment, feminization of the labor force, and poverty; women, health and reproductive rights; Women and education; Agriculture, Environment and gender; examination of efforts and proposals by governments, international policy-making institutions, and civil society organizations.

This project requires students to complete their research theses based on their proposals developed in Semester One. The topics should be relevant to the major themes and issues related to the development studies of selected a country/ countries. Students are expected to seek advice on the selection of thesis topics with their respective supervisors and to get approvals from their supervisors before working on their theses

Course Outline

每年開辦的科目及科目名額或有不同。學系有權根據學生人數及其他因素決定開辦或取消科目。

入學要求

報讀國際關係及發展碩士的申請人須持有認可大學的學士學位。於中國內地院校取得學士學位的申請人須提供由學信網(CHSI) ( https://www.chsi.com.cn/xlcx/bgcx.jsp)所發出的教育部學歷證書電子註冊備案表。於非英語教學的院校取得學士學位的申請人須符合本校以下其中一項英語能力:

  • 雅思國際英語語言測試(IELTS)總分6.0;或
  • 中等教育普通證書(GCSE )或普通教育文憑普通程度(GCE OL)英語等級C或以上;或
  • 網上托福考試(TOEFL)總成績80分;或
  • 近兩年內有效之國家大學英語六級考試(CET-6)總分430或以上; 或
  • 英文專業八級考試等級(TEM 8)合格或以上;或
  • Cambridge English Placement Test (CEPT)等級B2或以上;或
  • 其他同等資歷。

備註

申請人需提交以下文件作審核:

  • 於海外院校取得學士學位的申請人須提交由香港學術及職業資歷評審局(HKCAAVQ) (https://www.hkcaavq.edu.hk/) 所發出的學歷評估報告,並達至資歷架構組別第五級「學士」或以上;或
  • 其他由本校認可之證明文件。

申請費用

香港居民 HK$150

非香港居民 HK$300

課程學費

HK$120,000 (2021年9月入學)

聲明

Course Level

Any aspect of the course (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.

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