Contemporary and International Conflict Management
There are special sessions on the recurrence of conflict, religion as a factor in conflict, and state fragility, as these issues form prominent topics of debate in the current field of conflict studies. We also discuss how particular discourses elevate certain issues into a security problem by explaining the notion of securitisation and particular ‘frames’ on violence. In addition, attention is paid to post-conflict themes, such as peace- and state building, the effects of political and military power sharing between former belligerents, and reconciliation and justice in the wake of civil war. Finally, attention is paid to how rebels govern areas under their control. Throughout the lectures, we introduce policy approaches and instruments to deal with conflict and/or attain peace.
All participants receive an electronic reader with the course literature at the beginning of the course. The reader contains a number of scholarly, policy-oriented, and operational articles, as well as specific readings on the cases.
The lecturers delivering this Summer Course are linked to the Centre for Conflict Studies (CCS) of Utrecht University.
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