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INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT, CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEMAKING

INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT, CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND PEACEMAKING

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2024/2025

1. Subject Information

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Code
109023
Plan
290
ECTS
6.00
Type
Compulsory
Year
3
Duration
First semester
Language
ENGLISH
Area
CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
DERECHO PROCESAL
Departament
Derecho Administ., Financiero y Procesal
Derecho Público General
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Fernando Martín Diz
Group/s
Único
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
269
Office hours
Se indicará una vez fijado el horario de las clases
Web address
www.usal.es/procesal
E-mail
fmdiz@usal.es
Phone
923294400 Ext. 1698
Profesor/Profesora
Marina Oliveira Teixeira Dos Santos
Group/s
Único
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
283
Office hours
-
Web address
-
E-mail
marinaots@usal.es
Phone
-

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Curricular area to which the subject matter pertains.

International legal framework

Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.

This course focuses on international conflict and dispute resolution environment from both a theoretical and practical point of view, studying principles, approaches, actors and different types of international conflict and dispute resolution (mediation, arbitration, adjudication) and their consequences in reconciliation and Justice

Professional profile.

Public sector , international cooperation, international organizations, NGOs,  research or academia, among others

3. Prerequisites

It is advisable to have successfully completed ‘Public International Law’ and ‘Global Justice and Human Rights’

4. Learning objectives

Studying this subject will allow students to have a clear and comprehensive view about the main universal and regional systems of international conflict and dispute resolution

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify and explain the policy, factors and key actors involved in the implementation of international conflict and dispute resolution;
  • identify the different types of negotiation and international conflict resolution systems both in public and private law

5. Contents

Theory.

Part. I Analyzing International Conflicts

 

Unit 1. Introduction to International conflicts

Unit 2. Individual factors & actors

Unit 3. Subnational-organizational factors & actors

Unit 4. National factors & actors

Unit 5. The dyadic approach

Unit 6. Systemic factors & actors

 

Part II.- International Conflict Resolution

1.- International conflict and its resolution: Approach, concepts and principles

2.- International negotiation: conceptual framework and characteristics. Bargaining and Negotiation Strategies

3.- Mediation and International conflict resolution: definition and strategies

4.- Law based methods of conflict resolution: arbitration and adjudication

5.- The internationalization of Justice

 

Part III.  Peacemaking

1. Introduction. Conceptual framework and definitions.

2. Preventing violent conflict

3. Peacekeeping: containing violent conflict

4. Peacemaking: ending violent conflict

5. Peacebuilding and reconciliation

6. New challenges and future directions

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

CB3, CB5, CG1, CG4

CE7, CE13, CE20

Specific.

CE7, CE13, CE20

7. Teaching methods

The proposed teaching method will be based on a combination of theoretical classes with a practical approach to international conflict resolution and international dispute resolution in private law conflicts. Students will be expected to have an active participation.

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

Reference books.

TEXTBOOKS FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT

Main textbook:

Cashman, G. (2013). What causes war?: an introduction to theories of international conflict. Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Other useful textbooks:

Mitchell, C. R. (1989). The structure of international conflict. Springer.

Nye, J. S. (2008). Understanding international conflicts. New York, NY: Longman.

Supplementary material will be provided through stadium

REFERENCES FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION & PEACE-MAKING

Bercovitch, J.. 1997. “Mediation in International Conflict: An Overview of Theory, A Review of Practice.” Peacemaking in International Conflict: Methods and Techniques, ed. I. William Zartman and J. Lewis Rasmussen. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace

Bercovitch, J. 2009. Conflict Resolution In the Twenty-First Century: Principles, Methods, and Approaches, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press

Ramsbotham, O; Woodhouse, T. & Miall, H. (2016) Contemporary Conflict Resolution (4th ed.). Cambridge; Malden, MA: Polity Press

10. Assessment

General considerations.

Students must demonstrate a sufficient level of the required general, basic and specific skills to pass the course

Assessment criteria.

Consideraciones Generales

Students must demonstrate a sufficient level of the required general, basic and specific skills to pass the course

There will be a qualifying midterm at the end of the first block ‘Part. I Analyzing International Conflicts’

 

Criterios de evaluación

The assessment of the subject will be the following:

1.             Passing the test exam performed at the end of the semester (60% of the final mark).

2.             Passing the practical activities proposed by the Professors (40 % of the final mark).

Assessment tools.

Continuous evaluation (40 % of the final mark): seminars (practical activities)

Final exam (60% of the final mark): multiple choice test

Assessment recommendations.

Attend and actively participate in both theoretical and practical classes

Recomendaciones para la recuperación.

The extraordinary call will consist of a multiple-choice exam with both practical and theoretical content (100% of the final mark).

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

The extraordinary call will consist of a multiple-choice exam with both practical and theoretical content (100% of the final mark).

11. Weekly teaching organization