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Practices and Methods in International Conflict Resolution, 7.5 credits


First Cycle

Course description

International Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary subject whose central questions touch upon humanistic, social scientific, historical as well as contemporary problems. The course objectives are to give basic orientation in methods and practises that are used in the field of conflict resolution and peace building. Emphasis is placed on analysing peace-building practiced by international actors and that have undergone some substantial evolutions since the end of the Cold War. The UN ‘Agenda for Peace’ in 1992 created a distinct category of practices within peace operations in war torn societies, but has also generated criticism.

Hence, the course provides the student with basic education in limits/potentials of the methods used in prevention, management, and resolution of conflicts, including post-conflict interventions. What lessons have been learned so far and how can we evaluate the various practises of conflict resolution methods? The course can serve as a complementary in-depth topic for students that have studied International Relations, Political Science, Economics and other social science subjects. The course also gives an orientation of the existing literature and trains the students to independently make use of it.

Entrance requirements

Exchange students need an agreement within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Students should have at least 60 credits, preferably in the Social Sciences. English language proficiency must be sufficient for course participation.


Exchange students arriving with an agreement within the Faculty of Social Sciences should apply using the webservices. For changes in courses during your studies, contact your departmental coordinator.

Other students should contact their respective departmental coordinator.


7.5 credits


Autumn 2015: October 1st - November 2nd

Autumn 2014: December 5th - January 18th


Full time (100%)

Course code


Main field of studies

Non applicable

Department offering the course

School of Global Studies



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