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This course utilises 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 how states transition through revolutionary violence or through peaceful means, how individuals are radicalized into terrorist groups or become involved in non-violent movements, and transitions in global institutions, norms and technology that generate local and individual changes.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
To acquaint students with the ability to;
a) Analyse whether political and social change is always progressive, leading to a better world
b) Apply general theoretical models to the analysis of global, state and local transitions
c) Construct logical and coherent arguments supported by relevant evidence
d) Appreciate the relationship between action and structure, macro and micro factors, global and the local as it relates to historical transitions
a) To familiarise students with the main disciplinary and theoretical approaches in the socio-political and cultural dynamics of historical transition.
b) To develop students analytical skills in identifying the key transitional events of peace and conflict.
c) To engage students in critical and comparative analysis of specific examples of transition, ranging from the Arab Spring, the end of the Cold War, to peace building in Africa.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.