International Public Policy

The Doctoral/Master’s Program in International Public Policy consists of two fields: International Relations and Sociology. This program provides comprehensive curriculum to graduate students for their research capacity building through a professional as well as an interdisciplinary approach in each field. The objective of this program is to educate students by promoting and upgrading their research capacity to an international level and their practical knowledge for framing problems and finding solutions in the area of international public policy.

In the field of international relations, students study and devote their time to research on international relations, comparative politics, international security, international law, the history of international relations, domestic politics and economics, diplomacy of each area and country such as the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, Central and South America, East and Southeast Asia, and modern Japan. Students are expected to deepen their analysis of the processes and outcomes connected to the implementation of public policy and note their significance in this globalizing era. Also, students will devote their research activities to the cultural aspects of globalization, based on the study of cultural anthropology, as well as field work based on development anthropology, migration studies, and practical studies for regional development, such as the promotion of sightseeing.

The field of sociology provides education and research on social issues and cultural studies. In terms of sociological issues, research on social issues related to gender, medicine, education, family, and regional problems are the focus. Cultural studies place the focus on issues concerning modern culture, knowledge, history, communication, organizations, cities and sports. It is noteworthy that students are able to study various analytic methods, which are based on qualitative data.

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