University of Sussex Business School

Critical Perspectives on Conflict and Vi (L2154A)

Critical Perspectives on Conflict and Violence

Module L2154A

Module details for 2022/23.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

In recent years, there has been increased focus on conflict, violence and peace-building in the media, popular literature and aid programmes raising important questions about how these processes are understood and represented and what implications this has for the local and international response and in turn the transformation of conflict and violence. This module will offer critical perspectives on mainstream approaches to the study of conflict, violence and peace drawing on both anthropology and development studies.

Module learning outcomes

To understand and compare different theoretical perspectives on the understanding, analysis and representation of conflict, violence and peace.

To demonstrate understanding of different forms of conflict and violence and their effects, especially on different social groups.

To critically evaluate local and international interventions to prevent and manage conflict and build peace.

To demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and methodological issues involved in conducting research in contexts affected by conflict and violence.

Essay (5000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Mx Emilia Moscardini-Powers

Assess convenor

Prof Anne-Meike Fechter

Assess convenor

Dr Louise Wise

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Elizabeth Mills

Assess convenor

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