This module will focus on the main debates and controversies surrounding issues of war, security and peace-making in the post-Cold War period. This module draws on a range of methodological approaches and sources, including: political and international studies; international political theory; peace and conflict studies; (critical) security studies and development studies, placing a strong emphasis on critical approaches. It will draw frequently on examples and case studies, such as the ‘new wars’, changing patterns of warfare in contexts from Bosnia to Rwanda to Iraq to Libya.
Convenor: James Rogers
|30 credit module|
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
Ramsbotham, Oliver, Tom Woodhouse and Hugh Miall, 2011. Contemporary Conflict Resolution: Third Edition. Cambridge: Polity Press
Mary Kaldor (1999). New and Old Wars: Organized Violence in a Global Era (Cambridge: Polity Press).
Richmond, Oliver P. and Audra Mitchell, 2011. Hybrid Forms of Peace: From Everyday Agency to Post-liberalism. Basingstoke: Palgrave.