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PEACE021 International Peace Building: Historical and Critical Approach - 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MP in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
Peace and Conflict Research
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

The overall goal is to gain understanding of how understanding of peace and peacemaking have changed during the past century. The course introduces the development and major changes in ideals and practices of international peacemaking from the post-World War One era to the present and concentrating in the development of peace mediation, transformation of peace-keeping to peace-building and the changing role of international third party. The focus will be, on the one hand, on change of practices of peacemaking but, on the other hand, on their theoretical and ideological basis. The students learn to recognize and critically discuss about peacemaking dilemma between international (peaceful) intervention to the end violent conflict and to build conditions for sustainable peace (good aims) and the ignorance of local ownership and practices (interventionist coercion). During the course it is examined how the standard of civilization(s), principle of national self-determination, human rights norms and the ideal of liberal peace cherishing democracy, rule of law and markets have influenced peacemaking. Special emphasis is given to Nordic peacemakers and Nordic model.
-Kantian tradition: ideals and practices of peace-making from Köningsberg to Kandahar
-Standard of civilization: peace and subordination from colonial to neo-colonial age
-Managing identities: solving ethnic conflicts from the League of Nations to the present
-From inter-state to trans-national conflicts: transformation of peacemaking tools and agency
-Liberal peace and its critic: from peace-building to peace-formation
-Agonistic peace and dialogues: looking for a new approach

Enrolment for University Studies

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Marko Lehti, Teacher responsible


23-Mar-2016 – 12-May-2016
Wed 23-Mar-2016 - 11-May-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
Thu 14-Apr-2016 - 12-May-2016 weekly at 12-14, Linna 6017
5-May-2016 , No lecture


Numeric 1-5.

Further information

Lecture plus articles, seminar (presenting selected cases).

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 Studies, MDP in Quantitative Social Research, MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare)

3. other degree students of UTA

4. exchange students