POLKVS33 Peace and Conflict Research 10 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Politics
International Relations
Preceding studies
Compulsory:
Recommended preceding studies: Basic studies in Politics (20-25 ECTS) and POLKVA40 Peace and Conflict Research (10 ECTS).
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Management
Curricula 2015 – 2017
POLKVS33 Peace and Conflict Research 10 ECTS

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation, Sustainable development

Learning outcomes

Having completed the study unit, the student will have a good grasp of the recent research literature in the field of peace and conflict studies. They will have deepened their knowledge in some of the key questions of peace and war and know the latest and most important theoretical approaches in the field.

Contents

The themes of the study unit entail causes of war and conflict, security studies and securitisation theory in particular, conflict resolution, mediation and normative questions about peace and war.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam  10 ECTS
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 
In English
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Study materials:

Beardsley, The Mediation Dilemma. Cornell UP 2011. (2 ECTS)

Floyd, Security and the Environment. Securitization Theory and US Environmental Security Policy. Cambridge University Press 2010. (2 ECTS) or
Balzacq
(ed.), Securitization Theory. How Security Problems Emerge and Dissolve. Routledge 2010. (e-literature) (2 ECTS)

Hansen, Security as Practice: Discourse Analysis and the Bosnian War. Routledge 2006. (e-literature) (2 ECTS)

Harle, Ideas of Social Order in the Ancient World. Greenwood Press 1998 (3 ECTS) or
Harle
, Enemy with a Thousand Faces. Praeger Publisher 2000. (3 ECTS)

Harvey, Explaining the Iraq War. Cambridge University Press 2011. (e-literature) (2 ECTS)

Keller - Allan (ed.), What is Just Peace? Cambridge University Press 2006. (e-literature) (2 ECTS)

Reid, The Biopolitics of the War on Terror. Routledge 2009 (2 ECTS) or
Dillon - Reid
, The Liberal Way of War. Routledge 2009. (e-literature) (2 ECTS)

Vasquez,The War Puzzle Revisited. Cambridge University Press 2009. (e-literature) (3 ECTS)

Väyrynen, Culture and International Conflict Resolution. Manchester University Press 2001. (2 ECTS)

Wallensteen, Peace Research. Theory and Practice. Routledge 2011. (2 ECTS)

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management
2017–2018
Teaching
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