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POLKVS33 Mediation and Global Security 2 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
Degree Programme in Politics
School of Management

General description

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an overview of the mediation of international conflicts and to introduce the basic concepts, actors and trends of mediation. The course will examine mediation as part of the overall global security architecture and analyse the development of mediation in relation to wider trends of international peace and security, as well as international responsemechanisms to conflicts. It will also include a closer examination of the main actors in the field of mediation, including governments, non-governmental organisations, private diplomacy actors, regional and sub-regional organisations, and international organisations.

Enrolment for University Studies

Participants: Maximum 20 students (priority on students majoring international politics). Enroll by filling out the form below.


Touko Piiparinen, Teacher responsible
Mikael Wigell, Teacher responsible


1-Feb-2013 – 8-Mar-2013
Lectures 16 hours
Fri 1-Feb-2013 at 14-18, Pinni B3111
Fri 8-Feb-2013 at 14-18, Pinni B3111
Fri 1-Mar-2013 at 14-18, Pinni B3107
Fri 8-Mar-2013 at 14-18, Pinni B3107


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Evaluation criteria

In order to pass the course, the students are required to participate regularly in the lectures and to actively engage in its discussions. As part of the course, all students will undertake a course work on a scenario provided by the teachers. Each course work  will be conducted in pairs or in groups of three.