Course: Conflict resolution in international relations

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Course title Conflict resolution in international relations
Course code KAP/RKD
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Cabadová Waisová Šárka, Doc. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course introduces main theories, concepts and methodologies used in conflict analysis. Also contemporary policies of conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction are analyzed. Content of lectures is suited to students´ dissertation needs and scientific interests.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, One-to-One tutorial, Skills demonstration, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 4 hours per semester
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisities specified.
learning outcomes
Students identify and apply advanced theoretical and methodological frameworks and analyze international conflicts. Students produce advanced materials and present them in oral as well as written form.
teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Collaborative instruction
Self-study of literature
One-to-One tutorial
assessment methods
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Crocker Ch. - Hampson F. O. - Aall P. Turbulent Peace. The Challenges of Managing International conflict. USIP Press: Washington. 2003..
  • Doyle, Michael W.; Sambanis, Nicholas. Making war and building peace : United Nations peace operations. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-691-12275-X.
  • Geller, Daniel S.; Singer, J. David. Nations at war : a scientific study of international conflict. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-521-62906-3.
  • Höglund K. - Öberg M. (eds.). Understanding Peace Research, Methods and Challenges. Routledge: New York, 2011..
  • Huth, Paul K.; Allee, Todd L. The democratic peace and territorial conflict in the twentieth century. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-80508-2.
  • Wallensteen, Peter. Understanding conflict resolution : war, peace and the global system. 2nd ed. London : Sage, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4129-2859-5.
  • Wood E. J. The Ethical Challenges Field Research in Conflict Zones. Qualitative Sociology, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2006. s. 373-386..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-1,2,3) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Foreign Relations (14-4) Social sciences 2 -