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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2018–2019
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
PEACE046 Conflicts over the Use of Natural Resources and the Environment 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II 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
Rauhan- ja konfliktintutkimus
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Students will learn about the interconnections between the different goals of sustainable development, the root causes of vulnerability, and development pathways that can increase resilience at local, national and global level, and that can help to reduce conflicts and promote peace and security.

General description

The course gives an overview of the various roles the environment and the use of natural resources can play in conflicts, and on the other hand, what role they might have in the promotion of peace and security and sustainable development. The course consists of a general introduction and selected case studies that will allow deeper understanding of the interconnections in a spefic context.  Land ownership and the management of natural resources and climate change will be the main focuses of the case studies in the course.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Jenni Kauppila, Teacher responsible
Marko Lehti, Teacher responsible


18-Jan-2019 – 1-Feb-2019
Lectures 12 hours
Fri 18-Jan-2019 - 1-Feb-2019 weekly at 12-16, Linna 6017


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Students will be accepted to the course in the following order:

1. degree students of the MDP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research

2. degree students of the other Global Society programmes (MDP in Global and Transnational Sociology, MDP in Public Choice, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, MDP in Gender Studies)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students