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Conflict and Conflict Resolution



This course seeks to explore key theoretical concepts in the study of conflict resolution. The course aims to improve students’ ability to analyze contemporary conflicts in order to better understand various root causes and potential trigger mechanisms that lead to an escalation of violence, the substance of underlying issues and relations between key stakeholders in the conflict, opportunities for managing the conflict through direct negotiations between conflicting sides or by third-party mediation, and dynamics surrounding the post-conflict peace-building processes.

Methods of Instruction

The course is seminar-based. The students are expected to participate actively in structured discussions on assigned readings for each class.

Study material

Detailed list of assigned readings: TBA


Presentations, short assignments and a final paper


Pieter de la Courtbuilding:
Tuesday 1 November, till 20 December 11.00-13.00 hrs., in 1A11 and
Thursday 3 November, till 22 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs. in 1A37