Conflict Resolution POLS7502 with Dr Morgan Brigg

This course provides an overview of the conflict resolution field and an understanding of core principles and processes for the creative, constructive and collaborative resolution of conflict. Distributive, integrative and transformative approaches to conflict resolution are considered in relation to key conflict resolution processes including dialogue and mediation. The course introduces practical skills including process design, preparing agendas, dealing with impasses, and reframing volatile exchanges. You will also gain an understanding of the qualities of constructive negotiators and interveners in conflict situations. Learning in the course builds upon scholarship, case studies, and practical exercises.

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Ethics and Human Rights POLS7503 with Dr Richard Shapcott

This course addresses key ethical dilemmas in world politics. It begins by surveying the main ethical traditions in international relations, such as cosmopolitanism, communitarianism, feminism and postcolonialism. The course then engages a range of practical issues, including human rights, international law, humanitarian intervention and poverty. Lectures and seminar discussions alternate with alternative teaching methods, including participatory learning and simulation exercises.

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Studying Peace and Conflict POLS7551 with Dr Sebastian Kaempf

This course provides postgraduate students with no prior background in peace and conflict studies a necessary theoretical grounding in the subject. The principal purpose of this course is to introduce students to the various theoretical approaches to the study of peace and conflict studies. In particular, it focuses on the causes of war and violence, the relationship between security and development, human security, the ethical and legal restraints on war, the politics and practice of humanitarian aid, and the role of international institutions.

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Arms Control and Disarmament POLS7506 with Associate Professor Marianne Hanson

Addresses the political, strategic, legal and humanitarian issues directing arms control and disarmament processes. The course examines conventional weapons (such as landmines, small arms and light weapons) and weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological and chemical weapons). It draws on strategic analyses as well as on the range of international treaties, and examines traditional and current ways of viewing these weapons, looking especially at how the international community has sought to constrain or eliminate these.

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Culture, Conflict and Reconciliation POLS7510 with Dr Martin Weber

Theories of culture, identity and difference; cultural conflict and multiculturalism; collective trauma and the politics of remembering and forgetting; different approaches to reconciliation.

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Gender, Peace and Security in Global and Local Perspective POLS7523 with Dr Nicole George

Going beyond commonplace perceptions that equate violence with men and victim-hood with women, this course examines how masculine and feminine roles are constructed and embodied in conflict and peacemaking. We examine the gendered expectations borne by men in conflict, the varied roles women play in the prosecution of conflict, the gendered face of conflict-related violence and the need for greater attention to gender in all efforts to build peace and resolve conflict. United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (and later follow-up resolutions), will form an important focal point for deliberation in this course, alongside other historical and contemporary case-studies. Students will gain enhanced gender analysis skills and an understanding of how and why these are pertinent to assessments of conflict, insecurity and peace-building.
 
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Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies POLS7550 with Professor Alex Bellamy
This course provides an advanced introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, providing a broad overview of the different approaches to the field, the global context and emerging trends. In particular, it considers different theories about the causes of war and violence and the trends and patterns in violent conflict. It also examines the historical evolution of thinking about peace and different approaches to the question of peace. Students will also examine global efforts to restrain war and conflict through collective and common security, ethical and legal restraints on war and institutions. Finally, the course will turn to specific practices and politics associated with the pursuit of peace and management of war, looking at the ethics and laws of war the delivery of humanitarian aid, and transitional justice. The course will illustrate these themes through engagement with historical and contemporary cases including the major wars of the twentieth century and more recent armed conflicts such as the civil wars in Syria and Iraq.
 
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Specialist Studies in PACS "Evidence, Monitoring and Evaluation in Peace
and Development Practice" POLS7518 with Dr Jodie Curth-Bibb

Specialist Studies in Peace and Conflict offers opportunities for learners to engage in an in-depth, high level course on a particular issue, field or problem in collaboration with leading researchers. Students will be directed to enrol in this course where appropriate by their Postgraduate Program Convenor. Semester 1 2019 course description - Evidence, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Peace and Development Practice. This course brings theory and practice together in a hands-on approach to learning about the use of knowledge and evidence in peace and development interventions. Evidence, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Peace and Development Practice introduces students to the theory and practice of MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) frameworks, from conventional approaches to complexity theory. Through this course, students will learn how to run a `theory of change¿ workshop, write a Terms of Reference for an Evaluation and design a Monitoring and Evaluation framework. Taking a case study approach to learning, the course will draw on the expertise of practitioners and policy-makers in the field, including through guest lectures and expert interviews. The approach to learning will make the most of the time in the classroom by providing lecture videos, podcasts, audio materials, academic readings and case study materials prior to intensive workshops. In the workshops we will develop and practice the skills required to work in Evidence, Monitoring, and Evaluation in Peace and Development Practice, while equipping students with a critical understanding of the politics of knowledge in M&E.

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Research Methods POLS7701with Professor Gillian Whitehouse

This course introduces students to the process of designing a research project, focusing in particular on common approaches to data collection and analysis in social science research. Students will develop understanding of the relative merits of contrasting methodologies, and skills in identifying methodological rigour and ethical design.

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