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Conflicts, Peace-Building and International Regulation (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02071
Acronym: 02071
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2014/2015
Program S1 - The problematics of violent conflict in the contemporary world, peace processes and mechanisms of international regulation.
S2 - Theory: understanding the dynamics of regional conflicts in the context of globalization,from an interdisciplinary perspective. Critical analysis of the basic theories of international security.
S3 - Methodology: indicators, measures and categorizations of conflict and its resolution: typology of conflicts;conventional war vs asymmetric conflicts and civil wars;local contingencies and international regulation.
S4 - Analysis of the basic concepts of contemporary international security.
S5 - Alliances and collective security systems: evolution of collective security?from the traditional alliances to regional security organizations.
S6 - Conflict resolution:prevention,intervention,mediation,intervention vs. state sovereignty,state security vs public safety.
S7 Case Study 1
S8 Case Study 2
S9 Case Study 3
Evaluation Method The assessment of knowledge learning and skills acquisition includes:
a) attendance of lectures (10%)
b) presentation and discussion in class of literature topics and illustrative empirical information (indicators) (20%)
c) final written work with theoretical and empirical components: individual essay, with 12 thousand to 16 thousand characters of text (10-15 pages) and attachments (tables, graphs, figures) (70%).
Teaching Method Lectures and debate in theoretical-practical classes (20 h). Tutorials (1 h). Students? autonomous work (129 h), including the study of literature, the preparation of participation in class, and the preparation of the final work.
The curricular unit?s planning details the syllabus contents and the autonomous activities to be undertaken by the students during the semester.
Basic Bibliographic Braumoeller, Bear F. 2013. The Great Powers and the International System: Systemic Theory in Empirical Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge UP.
Brown, Michael ed 1996. The International Dimensions of Internal Conflict. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Hurtado, Fina Antón & Ercolani, Giovanni eds 2013. Anthropology and Security Studies. Murcia: Univ. Múrcia.
Kaplan, R. D. 1994. ?The Coming Anarchy: How Scarcity, Crime, Overpopulation, Tribalism, and Disease are Rapidly Destroying the Social Fabric of Our Planet, Atlantic, 273:2 (Feb), 44?76.
Kurth-Cronin, A. 2002/3. ?Behind the Curve: Globalization and International Terrorism,? International Security, 27:3 (Winter), 30?58.
Mueller, J. 1990. ?The Obsolescence of Major War,? Security Dialogue, 21:3, 321?328.
Powell, Robert. 1999. In The Shadow of Power: States and Strategies in International Politics. Princeton: Pinceton UP.
Van Evera, Stephen. 1999. The Causes of War. Ithaca: Cornell UP.
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