CISO 4617 Conflict Peacebulding South Africa

This module examines the nature of contemporary conflict and peacemaking through a series of significant and diverse country/regional case studies, including Israel-Palestine, the former Yugoslavia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and the Korean peninsula. In each instance a series of questions are posed: what are the causes of inter-group tension and violence?; in what forms has the conflict manifested itself over time?; what role have regional and transnational factors played?; how have political leaders, civil society and third parties sought to resolve the conflict, and how successful have those efforts been?; and what are the prospects for, and the contextual constraints on, reconciliation? By taking a global approach, this module highlights successes, dilemmas, challenges, and cross-national learning, in contemporary conflict resolution.




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