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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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PEACE023 Resolution of Regional Conflicts 5 ECTS
Organised by
MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Peace and Conflict Research
Person in charge
Helena Rytövuori-Apunen/TAPRI
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

The student develops competence in identifying perspectives sustaining policy argumentation and knowledge production in complex conflicts generating world political confrontations. S/he learns about different modes of interpretation and gains in-depth knowledge of a specific conflict formation or cluster.


Lectures (8 h) examine a protracted regional conflict (the geographic focus varies annually) and related research literature. Analytical and interpretive approaches are introduced to study the policies and discourses of actors and agents participating in the mitigation and management, settlement and resolution of the conflicts. The main focus in the class discussions is the policy interfaces and ‘windows of opportunity’ for conflict de-escalation which can be opened up in the mutual interplay of the actions and approaches of the conflict parties. Workshop exercises (12 h).
The course topic in 2016 is “Between Russia and the EU: Borders and conflict in Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus”.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English

Practicum papers (workshops, 16 h) rehearse interpretation to identity approaches and discourses. Literature studies (2 ECTS, included in the total of 5 ECTS) support paper-writing and are agreed individually with each student.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Agreed individually with the students.

Further information

Some room in the course for exchange students and other students, please contact the teacher before the course.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Social Sciences and Humanities