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Conflict and Conflict Resolution



In this course, we will explore key theoretical concepts in the study of conflict resolution. Students will develop their ability to analyze contemporary conflicts in order to better understand various root causes of armed conflict and potential mechanisms that may lead to an escalation of violence. We will also explore underlying substantive issues and relations between key stakeholders in armed conflicts, both non-coercive and coercive conflict management activities, and the dynamics of 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

Monday 5 November, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 1A01
Monday 3 December, 13.00-15.00 hrs in 1A41
Tuesday 30 October till 18 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A15 (except 6 November and 3 December no class)
Thursday 1 November, till 20 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A15