|Semester||Spring Semester, 2021|
|Department||International Master's Program in International Studies, First Year International Master's Program in International Studies, Second Year|
|Course Name||Conflict Management|
|Instructor||LORENZO DAVID JOSEPH|
Week of February 22: Introduction
Louis Kriesberg “The conflict resolution field: origins, growth, and differentiation,” in I. William Zartman, ed., Peacemaking in international conflict: methods & techniques (Washington, D.C.: United States Institute of Peace, 2007) (electronic resource through NCCU library)
Jacob Bercovitch, and Richard Jackson. 2009. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, Chap. 1 (scan)
Week of March 1: What are armed conflicts? What is the origin of organized conflicts?
Jack S Levy, and William R. Thompson. Causes of war. John Wiley & Sons, 2011. Chaps. 1,2, 8 (available as a pdf through Google Scholar; I can send the electronic copy on request))
Azur Gat, The Causes of War & The Spread of Peace: But Will War Rebound? Chaps 1-2 (email/Moodle scan)
Week of March 8: Theories of conflict
Lotta Themner and Peter Wallensteen, “Armed Conflicts, 1946-2011,” Journal of Peace Research. Vol. 49, No. 4 (2012):565-575
Paul D Senese and John A. Vasquez, “Assessing the Steps to War,” British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 35, No. 4 (2005): 607-33.
Gary Goertz and Paul F. Diehl. "Enduring rivalries: Theoretical constructs and empirical patterns." International studies quarterly 37, no. 2 (1993): 147-171.
Week of March 15: Theories of conflict management
Barbara F Walter, Committing to Peace. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Chapters 1, 2, 8
Richard Ned Lebow, “Introduction,” “How are Conflicts Resolved?” and “Rethinking Conflict Management and Resolution,” in Avoiding War, Making Peace (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2018) (electronic resource via NCCU library)
Week of March 22: Negative and Positive Peace
Zden?k K?í? and Petr ?ermák, "Bosnia and Herzegovina between Negative and Positive Peace: View from the Local Level." Romanian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 14, no. 2 (2014).
James P. Klein, Gary Goertz, and Paul F. Diehl. “The Peace Scale: Conceptualizing and Operationalizing Non-Rivalry and Peace.” Conflict Management and Peace Science Vol. 25, No.1 (2008): 67–80.
Week of March 29: Conflict prevention and non-violent alternatives
Jacob Bercovitch, and Richard Jackson. 2009. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, Chap. 7.
William J. Dixon, “Third-Party Techniques for Preventing Conflict Escalation and Promoting Peaceful Settlement.” International Organization Vol. 50, No 4 (1996): 653–81.
Alice Ackermann, "The Prevention of Armed Conflicts as an Emerging Norm in International Conflict Management: The OSCE and the UN as Norm Leaders." Peace and Conflict Studies 10, no. 1 (2003): 1-14.
Week of April 5: Negotiations: theory and practice
Daniel Druckman, “Negotiating in the international context,” in I. William Zartman, ed., Peacemaking in international conflict: methods & techniques
Michael Greig, J., and Paul F. Diehl. "Softening up: Making conflicts more amenable to diplomacy." International Interactions 32, no. 4 (2006): 355-384.
Faten Ghosn, “Getting to the Table and Getting to Yes: An Analysis of International Negotiations,” International Studies Quarterly 54 (4):1055-72.
Week of April 12: Mediation
Kyle Beardsley, The Mediation Dilemma. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ch2.
Wallensteen, Peter, and Isak Svensson. "Talking peace: International mediation in armed conflicts." Journal of Peace Research 51, no. 2 (2014): 315-327.
Jacob Bercovitch, “Mediation in international conflicts: theory, practice, and developments,” in I. William Zartman, ed., Peacemaking in international conflict: methods & techniques
J. Michael Greig, "Stepping into the fray: when do mediators mediate?" American Journal of Political Science 49, no. 2 (2005): 249-266
Elgström, Ole, Jacob Bercovitch, and Carl Skau. "Regional organisations and international mediation: The effectiveness of insider mediators." African Journal on Conflict Resolution 3, no. 1 (2003): 11-27.
Week of April 19: Midterm paper (no class)
Week of April 26: Arbitration and Adjudication
S.E. Gent, and M. Shannon. “The Effectiveness of International Arbitration and Adjudication: Getting Into a Bind.” The Journal of Politics 72 (02): 366–380.
Paul K. Huth, Sarah E. Croco, and Benjamin J. Appel, “Bringing Law to the Table: Legal Claims, Focal Points, and the Settlement of Territorial Disputes since 1945,” American Journal of Political Science, 57(1):90-103.
Gent, Stephen E. "The Politics of International Arbitration and Adjudication." Penn St. JL & Int'l Aff. 2 (2013): 66.
Richard B. Bilder, “Adjudication: international arbitral tribunals and courts”, in I. William Zartman, ed., Peacemaking in international conflict: methods & techniques
Jacob Bercovitch, and Richard Jackson. 2009. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, Chap. 4.
Week of May 3: Peacekeeping
J. Michael Greig, and Paul F. Diehl, “The Peacekeeping–Peacemaking Dilemma.” International Studies Quarterly 49 (4): 621–45.
Virginia Page Fortna, Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents’ Choices after Civil War. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Ch 2 & 5.
Gilligan, Michael, and Stephen John Stedman. "Where do the peacekeepers go?." International Studies Review 5, no. 4 (2003): 37-54.
Jane Hall Lute “The role of force in peacemaking,” in in I. William Zartman, ed., Peacemaking in international conflict: methods & techniques
Jacob Bercovitch, and Richard Jackson. Conflict Resolution in the Twenty-first Century. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2009), Chap. 5.
Week of May 10: Duration of peace
Virginia Page Fortna,. Scraps of Paper? Agreements and the Durability of Peace. International Organization, Vol 57, No. 2, (2003), 337-72.
Virginia Page Fortna, "Does peacekeeping keep peace? International intervention and the duration of peace after civil war." International studies quarterly 48, no. 2 (2004): 269-292.
Suzanne Werner, “The Precarious Nature of Peace: Resolving the Issues, Enforcing the Settlement, and Renegotiating the Terms.” American Journal of Political Science 43 (3): 912–34.
Week of May 17: Peace building and the aftermath of conflict
Danielle Beswick, "Aiding state building and sacrificing peace building? The Rwanda–UK relationship 1994–2011." Third World Quarterly 32, no. 10 (2011): 1911-1930.
Thomas E. Flores and Irfan Nooruddin. 2012. The Effect of Elections on Postconflict Peace and Reconstruction. Journal of Politics 74(2):558-570.
Michael W Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis. 2006. Making War and Building Peace: United Nations Peace Operations. Princeton , NJ: Princeton University Press, introduction.
John Paul Lederach, Building peace: sustainable reconciliation in divided societies (Washington, D.C. : United States Institute of Peace Press, 1997)
Week of May 24: Intervention and coercion
Zachary C. Shirkey, “When and How Many: The Effects of Third Party Joining on Casualties and Duration in Interstate Wars,” Journal of Peace Research 49(2):321-334.
Week of May 31: Issues of Gender and Identity
Maria O'Reilly, Gendered agency in war and peace : gender justice and women's activism in post-conflict Bosnia-Herzegovina chaps 2-4 (online resource through NCCU library website)
David A. Lake, and Donald Rothchild. "Containing fear: The origins and management of ethnic conflict." International security 21, no. 2 (1996): 41-75.
Ted Robert Gurr, "Peoples against states: Ethnopolitical conflict and the changing world system: 1994 presidential address." International studies quarterly 38, no. 3 (1994): 347-377.
Annika Björkdahl, "A gender?just peace? Exploring the post?Dayton peace process in Bosnia." Peace & Change 37, no. 2 (2012): 286-317.
María José Hierro and Aina Gallego. "Identities in between: Political conflict and ethnonational identities in multicultural states." Journal of Conflict Resolution 62, no. 6 (2018): 1314-1339.
Chaim Kaufmann, "Possible and impossible solutions to ethnic civil wars." International security 20, no. 4 (1996): 136-175.
Daniel Egiegba Agbiboa, "Boko-Haram and the global jihad: ‘do not think jihad is over. Rather jihad has just begun’." Australian Journal of International Affairs 68, no. 4 (2014): 400-417.
Week of June 7: Conflict Resolution: Regional Case Studies
Richard Haas, Asian and Pacific regional cooperation: turning zones of conflict into arenas of peace. New York, Palgrave, 2013) (electronic via NCCU library)
Jacob Bercovitch, Kwei-Bo Huang, and Chung-Chian Teng, eds., Conflict management, security and intervention in East Asia: third-party mediation in regional conflict (electronic via NCCU library)
Mona Fixdal, ed., Ways out of war: peacemakers in the Middle East and Balkans (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) (electronic via NCCU library)
Nathalie Tocci, The EU and conflict resolution: promoting peace in the backyard (New York: Routledge, 2007) (electronic via NCCU library)
Week of June 14: Makeup, discussion of papers
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