|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||16 Hours. 16 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||8 Hours. 8 x 1 hour seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 2500 word essay||40%|
|Semester Assessment||1 Seminar Presentation||10%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||50%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Discuss the key features of peace settlements in South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine.
- Describe and analyse the key features of transition from violence to non-violence in the tree regions
- Demonstrate, through written work and in seminars, an ability to transfer insights from one region to another.
- Define and evaluate the significance of the rule of law, legal reform and policing in the transition out of political violence
- Discuss and compare competing approaches to the issue of truth recovery in the post-settlement phase.
- Illustrate and evaluate the different core issues surrounding the management of former combatants
- Demonstrate, through written work and in seminar discussions, an awareness and understanding of the role of victims in peace processes and post-settlement peace building
Thsi module adds to Departmental provision in the areas of terrorism, protest and insurgency, offering students the opportunity to learn about the specific challenges of peace-building in societies affected by long term conflicts. Teaching is focused on Northern Ireland, South Africa and the Middle East(Israel/Palestine) and will offer opportunities for comparative analysis.
This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the diversity of challenges that arise after peace settlements following long-term conflicts and insurgencies where political terror and counter-terrorist measures have been employed. These challenges will be considered in the light of their significance for establishing political stability and a functioning civil society in the post settlement period.
- Why and how do conflicts end? Military, security and political approaches to conflict in Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel/Palestine
- The nature of peace settlements and role of third and fourth parties
- Demographic shifts and the role of youth in peace processes
- Militarization, and approaches to demilitarization
- The role of political prisoners, former combatants and processes of reintegration
- Democratization and political participation
- The role of victims in the peace process and post settlement period
This module is at CQFW Level 6