United Nations and Conflict Resolution
Module Code: EM7435A
- ECTS Credit : 5
- Mandatory/ Optional : Optional
- Module Coordinator : Dr Etain Tannam
- Module Length: 11 weeks (Hilary Term)
The aim of this course is to examine and evaluate the role of the UN in maintaining peace, in the light of international relations theory.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
- Evaluate the United Nations’ decision-making process
- Evaluate the success of the UN in conflict resolution and peace-building
- Apply international relations theory to cases of the United Nations and conflict resolution
- Communicate arguments and positions clearly and effectively in both verbal and written form, based on evidence and critical reasoning.
Delivery and syllabus:
One hour lecture and one hour seminar per week, consisting of a lecturing input, student participation. Students are expected to read before each session to facilitate discussion.
- IR Theory 1
- IR Theory 2
- The UN’s decision-making process-Security Council
- The General Assembly and Secretariat
- The UN and Conflict
- The UN and Human Rights
- The UN and the Balkans
- The UN and Cyprus
- The UN and the Middle East
- UN Reform
- Assessing the UN
- Carlsnaes W., Risse, T., Simmons B., 2002, eds., Handbook of International Relations, London, Sage
- Reus-Smit C., and Snidal, D., 2008, Oxford Handbook of International Relations, Oxford, OUP
- Mingst K., and Karns M., 2012, The United Nations in the 21st century, Boulder, Westview
- Weiss T., et al, 2009, The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations, Oxford, OUP
One 3000 word essay.