Peace and Conflict Studies
Volledige vakbeschrijvingIn this course we will focus on contemporary conflict resolution. The course will cover many issues related to the theories of Conflict Resolution, reasons of conflicts, prevention of conflicts, (issues of early warning and early action), halting ongoing violent conflict, the role and forms of mediation, the role that United Nations plays in conflict resolution, concepts like Peacekeeping and Responsibility to Protect, and how to end violent conflict, build peace and transform societies to reconcile their differences.
Doelstellingen van dit vak•To survey the theory and practice of conflict resolution and current issues in conflict studies related to causes of communal violence, economic and environmental causes of conflicts, third-party intervention and reconciliation. •To study characteristics of the different stages of preventing, containing and ending violent conflict.
VoorwaardenAt least two 200-level courses in Humanities or Social Sciences.
Aanbevolen literatuur•E-reader articles.
Tutorial group meetings and lectures. Attendance is mandatory.
There will be special debate sessions in this course about controversial issues such as Responsibility to Protect. Students will be assessed by their performances in the debates and by their position papers submitted after the debate. The participation in the tutorials will be taken into account in the assessment. At the end students will be tested in a final paper.
1 feb 2021
2 apr 2021
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:PBL, Presentation(s), Lecture(s), Assignment(s), Paper(s)
Evaluatiemethoden:Final paper, Attendance, Participation, Written exam, Oral exam, Take home exam