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PEACE010 Power of Identity: Nationalism, Memory & Conflict Resolution 5 ECTS
Organised by
MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Peace and Conflict Research
Person in charge
Marko Lehti/TAPRI
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2012 – 2015


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

The student gains understanding how to study identities and collective memories
The student understands why identities are a powerful source of conflicts

The student understands challenges of conflict resolution in identity conflicts


This course is combining approaches of nationalism studies, International Relations and history to conflict resolution, The course examines questions connected with nationalism and national identity, civilizational identities ontological security and the past politics. It aims to discuss how conflicts are often also about struggles over identities. Furthermore, classical approach to conflict resolution is introduced and discussed how identity related questions are noticed for example in consociational peace agreements. New approaches for conflict resolution is sought for.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work  5 ECTS
In English
Numeric 1-5. 
Further information 

Course consists of a reading circle with introductory lectures.

Examination (including lectures and selected literature) + seminar with essay


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Reading list will be announced at the beginning of the course.

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
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School of Social Sciences and Humanities