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PEACE1 Contemporary Peace and Conflict Studies 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

After the course a student

- is able to describe in general terms the field of peace and conflict studies and research and knows its different traditions and orientations

- is familiar with the research performed in peace and conflict studies and can describe its main new trends, themes and domains

- is familiar with the basic issues to be analyzed within the specialization modules of the PEACE programme.

Student will become cognizant of key concepts and terms related to international and global conflict resolution, for example, collective security and human security, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, human rights and responsible to protect.

Student will gain an understanding of the linkage and interrelationships between peace and sustainable development, alleviation of poverty, economics, gender equality, human rights, access to justice, and participatory government.

Student gains an understanding of the options available for dealing with conflict within and among nations and at the global level.

General description

PART 1: Peace & Conflict Research Traditions (10h)

1.9. Tarja Väyrynen: Introduction (2h)

3.9. & 8.9 Helena Rytövuori-Apunen: Peace and conflict research as a critical movement in the 20th century (4h)

10.9. & 15.9. Tarja Väyrynen: The Interpretative tradition of conflict and conflict resolution theory (4h)


PART 2: Conflict Resolution (10 h)

17.9. & 22.9 Marko Lehti: From Kant to R2P: tools and ideals of peacemaking  (4h)

24.9. Teemu Palosaari: Environmental peacebuilding (2h)

29.9.  Bruno Lefort: Deconstructing identity conflicts (4h) Please note: lectures 29.9 at 10-12 AND 15-17


PART 3: Peace & Security (10 h)

6.10 & 8.10 Benedikt Schoenborn: Fragile Peace during the Cold War (4h)

13.10 & 15.10 Frank Möller: A new research agenda after the end of the cold war (4h)

20.10 Teemu Palosaari: Environmental security (2h)


Tarja Väyrynen, Teacher responsible
Marko Lehti, Teacher responsible


1-Sep-2014 – 20-Oct-2014
Lectures 30 hours
Mon 1-Sep-2014 - 20-Oct-2014 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017, Please note: Lectures 29.9 at 10-12 AND 15-17
Wed 3-Sep-2014 - 15-Oct-2014 weekly at 10-12, Linna 6017

Evaluation criteria

Participation in the lectures and lecture diary. Instructions for writing the lecture diary will be provided in the beginning of the course.