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PPR225: Introduction to Peace Studies
Tutors: Simon Mabon(Michaelmas) and Amalendu Misra (Lent)
To investigate and critically examine the theoretical and practical issues surrounding peace and violence within modern society. To examine the conditions of peace and war, and assess the scope for conflict resolution, non-violence and reconciliation. To understand the main approaches to peace studies and apply them to contemporary issues.
The first term introduces the main approaches within peace studies, exploring the development of ideas in the field as they bear on the roots of violence and the understanding of peace and peace-making. In the second term we apply this thinking to contemporary conflicts and focus on policies of conflict prevention and conflict resolution. The course is taught in a non-dogmatic and interdisciplinary manner, and students are encouraged to develop their own perspectives and come to their own conclusions following discussion and debate throughout the year.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1 hour) and workshop (1 hour) weekly.
Axelrod R The Evolution of Co-operation
Barash D Introduction to Peace Studies
Cochrane F Ending Wars
Jeong Ho-won Peace and Conflict Studies: An Introduction
Lederach J P Building Peace: Towards Sustainable Reconciliation
Miall HRamsbotham O & Woodhouse T Contemporary Conflict Resolution
Misra A Politics of Civil Wars
Rapoport A 'Introduction' to Clausewitz , On War (Penguin edition)
Smoker P Reader in Peace Studies
Vayrynen R (ed) The Quest for Peace
Wallensteen P (ed) Peace Research: Achievements and Challenges
Walzer M Just and Unjust Wars
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