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An introduction to the theoretical, ethical and political underpinnings of the development-peacebuilding-security nexus, and the challenges of post-colonial, post-conflict reconstruction, development and reconciliation.
|Paper title||Development and Peacebuilding|
|Subject||Peace and Conflict Studies|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,105.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- PEAC 404
- Limited to
- MIDP, MPCS
- Development and Peacebuilding is suitable for graduates and professionals of all disciplines interested in working in the Global South on aid, development and peacebuilding projects. It will also provide a solid theoretical grounding to the field for students who are more interested in theory and research.
- More information link
- View more information on the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies' website
- Teaching staff
- Dr SungYong Lee
- Paper Structure
This paper is based on 3-hour weekly seminars, which will introduce students to development and peacebuilding in theory and in practice. The seminars will utilise a variety of teaching methods: lectures, films, debates, discussions and case studies.
Topics will include:
- Introduction: Development, Peacebuilding and Security Nexus
- State Agencies of Peacebuilding
- International/Regional Agencies: International Aid
- Non-state Actors
- Liberal Models of Peacebuilding and Development
- Emergency Relief and Security Reconstruction
- Political Peacebuilding
- Democritisation and Peacebuilding
- Power and Empowerment in Peacebuilding
- Economic Development
- Poverty and the Resource Curse
- Justice and Human Rights in Post-war Society
- Hybrid Peace, Local Ownership and Beyond
- Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught via a three-hour seminar once per week.
A range of readings will be set and made available prior to each class.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have knowledge of and insight into
- The theoretical, ethical and political underpinnings of development and peacebuilding
- The key lines of contemporary debate on peacebuilding and
development, which include:
- The socio-cultural consequences of violent conflicts
- The different roles of the actors at different levels in peacebuilding
- The contemporary debate on "The Liberal Peace" and its alternatives
- Major challenges of contemporary conflict resolution and peacebuilding practice
- Making theoretically informed and empirically based arguments
- Argumentation, critical analysis, writing, collaboration and presentation