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Code IR 400
Term 201202
Title International Conflict and Peace
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject International Relations(IR)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ayse Betul Celik bcelik@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Discussion based learning,Case Study
Content

This course provides an overview of the related fields of peace studies and conflict resolution by exploring different definitions, perspectives, actors, and tools available to practitioners and scholars. It is a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature on the causes and conditions of international conflict and peace. It examines the history and development of contending approaches to conflict and peace, their basic assumptions and methodologies, and their application to current conflict situations, with particular emphasis upon the following: peace through coercive power; peace through nonviolence; peace through world order; and peace through personal and community transformation.

Learning Outcome

1. To analyze the role of peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding during all phases of conflict.
2. To examine the steps involved in putting a conflict resolution plan to work and methods of dealing with ambiguity and change in such contexts.
3. To understand theories and concepts of peace and conflict and their application to global, regional and local contexts.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 3
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 4
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
International Studies Program Outcomes Core Electives II (International Relations)
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 4
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 45
Midterm 35
Case Study 10
Participation 10
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook

Jacob Bercovitch and Richard Jackson (2009). Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-First Century. University of Michigan Press.

Readings

? Jack Levy, ?Theories of Interstate and Intrastate War: A Levels of Analysis Approach,? in Chester A. Cracker, Fen Osler Hampson & Pamela Aall (eds.). Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press.
? Stedman, Stephen J. (1995) "Alchemy for a New World Order." Foreign Affairs 75(3), pp. 14-20.
? Jentleson, Bruce W. (2001) "Preventive Statecraft: A Realist Strategy for the Post-Cold War Era." Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington: United States Institute of Peace, pp. 249-26.
? Luttwak, Edward N. (2001) "The Curse of Inconclusive Intervention." Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington: United States Institute of Peace, pp. 265-272.
? Hoffmann, Stanley. (2001) "The Debate About Intervention." Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington: United States Institute of Peace, pp. 273-283.
? Saadia Touval and William Zartman, ?International Mediation in the Post-Cold War Era.? Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington: United States Institute of Peace.
? Terence Hoppman? Bargaining and Problem Solving: Two Perspectives on International Negotiation.? Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington: United States Institute of Peace
? D. M. Malone (2003). ? The Security Council: Adapting to Address Contemporary Conflicts?. Negotiation Journal, January 2003.
? Doyle, Michael W. (2001) "War Making and Peace making: The United Nations' Post-Cold War Record." Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington: United States Institute of Peace, pp. 529-560.
? Sorpong Peou (2002). ?The UN, Peacekeeping and Collective Human Security: From An Agenda for Peace to the Brahimi Report? in E. Newman and A. Schnabel (ed.). Recovering From Civil Conflict. London and Portland: Frank Cass.
? Janice Gross Stein (2001). ?Image, Identity, and the Resolution of Violent Conflict,? in A. Chester Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall (ed.s) Turbulent Peace: The Challenge of Managing International Conflict Washington D.C. United States Institute of Peace Press, pp. 189-208.
? Ronald Fisher (2002). ?Historical Mapping of the Field of Interactive Conflict Resolution,? in John Davies and Edward Kaufman. Second Track/Citizen?s Diplomacy: Concepts and Techniques for Conflict Transformation. Rowman& Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
? Stedman, Stephen J. (2002) "Introduction." Stephen J. Stedman, Donald Rothchild, and Elzabeth M. Cousens, eds. Ending Civil Wars: The Implementation of Peace Agreements. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., pp. 1-40.
? Downs, George and Stephen J. Stedman. (2002) "Evaluation Issues in Peace Implementation." Stephen J. Stedman, Donald Rothchild, and Elizabeth M. Cousens, eds. Ending Civil Wars: The Implementation of Peace Agreements. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., pp. 43-69.
? Putnam, Tonya L. (2002) "Human Rights and Sustainable Peace." Stephen J. Stedman, Donald Rothchild, and Elizabeth M. Cousens, eds. Ending Civil Wars: The Implementation of Peace Agreements. Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., pp. 237-271.