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IR5151 Issues in Peace and Conflict

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:4.00 pm - 6.00 pm Tue

This is a core module for the Masters programme in Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS). It is explicitly designed to be taken alongside its allied core module, IR 5701 Peace and Conflict Theory. Like that module it is concerned with examining the fundamental nature of war and peace but it focuses on a comparative assessment of real world examples from the past and contemporary scene. In particular, it concentrates on evaluating practical approaches commonly undertaken to try to end conflict by various actors ranging from the benign ('can't we just sit down and talk about this?') to the risky ('should we bomb to end wars?') or even horrific ('why not kill them all?'). In short, it aims to encourage reflection on 'what works' in peace-building.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Programme.

Optional for International Relations MRes Programme

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture and 1 seminar.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment:re-sit and/or re-submission


Module coordinator:Dr R Brett
Module teaching staff: