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PPR.328: Understanding External Intervention in Violent Conflicts
Tutor: Dr Kunal Mukherjee
This module will examine the politics of external intervention in violent political conflicts and the attempts made to manage, prevent and transform these wars into more peaceful situations. The course aims to develop student understanding of how international organisations have attempted to intervene within conflict zones to prevent an escalation in conflict, to enforce UN resolutions or to assist externally mediated peace 'settlements'. The module also aims to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of how violent conflict has changed since the end of the Cold War and how transnational organisations such as the EU, UN and NATO have attempted to deal with the new challenges and opportunities presented since the beginning of the 1990s until the present day. Conceptually, the course will examine the principles of the liberal peace; state failure; international conflict prevention; peace keeping; and global governance. Empirically, the course will focus on post Cold War conflicts such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and China.
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
40% coursework and 60% exam.
Lecture (1.5 hours) and workshop (1hour) weekly.
Brown M E The International Dimensions of Internal Conflict
Cochrane F Ending Wars
Hauss C International Conflict Resolution
Kaldor M New and old wars: organised violence in a global era
Rogers P A War On Terror: Afghanistan and after
Weiss T Humanitarian Intervention
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