Conflict Resolution and Peace
Postgraduate: Level 7
Monday 15 January 2024
Friday 22 March 2024
06 June 2023
Requisites for this module
MA L25212 Conflict Resolution,
MA L252EB Conflict Resolution,
MA L252EK Conflict Resolution,
MSC L25212 Conflict Resolution,
MSC L252EB Conflict Resolution,
MSC L252EK Conflict Resolution
The module exposes students to different political theories and approaches within the field of conflict resolution. It provides an overview and a basic framework for studying the evolving field of conflict resolution. The focus is on conflict resolution in inter- and intra-state issues. Students have the opportunity to explore conflict resolution methods such as mediation, negotiation, arbitration, collaborative problem solving, peacekeeping operations, and other applications. The module especially focuses on the practical as well as on the theoretical aspects of negotiation and mediation.
The students also have the opportunity to explore the applicability of various tools and techniques in problem-solving real cases of international conflict and to make use of negotiation and mediation techniques in role playing exercises and other types of simulations.
The aims of this module are:
- To teach students to think and write critically about conflict analysis and resolution using theories and methods of political science.
- To develop the ability to think and make reasoned arguments using positive theories and supported by the best available empirical evidence.
These aims and objectives are achieved through a variety of teaching and learning strategies such as lectures, in-depth seminar sessions, simulations, reflective essays and independently produced assignments.
By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:
- Evaluate the different methods of conflict resolution using case studies.
- Experience the practice of negotiation and mediation through a series of practical exercises conducted throughout the module.
- Relate the theory and the practice of the problems involved in the attempted resolution and/or management of international conflicts and intrastate conflicts.
The module enables students to acquire the following generic and transferable skills:
- Presenting verbal arguments to classroom peers.
- Production of short well-researched essays and reports
- Working to deadlines
- Conducting oneself in a scholarly and professional manner
No additional information available.
This is a 10-week module with teaching taking place in nine weeks for 2 hours using either the format of lecture/seminar or a workshop for all students.
One week will be an on-line simulation exercise which will take 3 hours. Teaching will be in weeks 16 - 25.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
No external examiner information available for this module.
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No lecture recording information available for this module.
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