Fourth Year Course

Between Conflict and Peace: Transitions in Society and Politics

This course utilizes a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to analyse the concept of ‘transition’ as a fundamental condition of world history. It examines this through two related processes: the transition from conflict to peace and from peace to conflict at both a macro and micro level. Topics include the transition of states through revolutionary violence or peaceful means, and how individuals are radicalized into terrorist groups or become involved in non-violent movements. In addition, the course will investigate transitions in global institutions, norms and technology that generate local and individual changes.

For further information please contact Dr. Luisa Gandolfo: k.luisa.gandolfo@abdn.ac.uk