7AAJM205 Ethnic Conflict Regulation in Divided Societies
Credit value: 20
Module tutor: Professor Michael Kerr
Assessment: one x 5,000-word essay
Teaching pattern: one two-hour class weekly over ten weeks
This course examines how national, religious and ethnic conflicts have been viewed and addressed in the contemporary world. A special emphasis will be placed on the historical nation state building failures that are at the heart of many of today’s contested pluri-national disputes, with particular focus on Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lebanon, Iraq and Northern Ireland.
Using comparative analysis, this course enables you to evaluate the impact third party intervention has on civil war and peace processes in these case studies. It will familiarise you with the scholarly theoretical debate over the use of the power-sharing model as a means of ending civil war and regulating political violence in deeply divided societies.