Governance of Violent Conflict and (In)security (900N1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
You examine fundamental questions that armed conflicts and political violence raise about the role and relevance of the state and the process of governance.
You evaluate alternative approaches to the explanation of conflicts, together with their incorporation in the conflict- assessment frameworks used by policy-makers.
- the role and limits of external interventions in preventing and managing violent conflict
- the problems of governance in unstable and insecure political environments
- post-conflict reconstruction and the legitimacy and capacities of the state
- the control and reform of security institutions
- the 'design' of political institutions to facilitate the management of conflict and situations of non-war armed violence associated, for instance, with high levels of crime.
Teaching and assessment
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Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 18 hours of contact time and about 132 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.