This unit provides students with an introduction to conflict resolution in international politics. It explores forms of violence in the international system at a number of levels, and considers the sources of conflicts as well as models of conflict resolution. Theoretical understandings of peace and conflict in global politics will be critically assessed via case studies, with a view to developing analytical skills that can be applied to both conceptual and empirical work.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of conflict
2. Describe the range of analytical models applied to the study of conflict and its resolution
3. Outline the complex dynamics of conflict situations
4. Demonstrate an understanding of trends and developments in conflict resolution
5. Critically assess conflict resolution methods, approaches and case studies, working independently and with others