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Comparative consideration of sources, dynamics, and implications of regional conflicts, for example in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Exploration of interactions of local and international politics in regional crises.
Considers the origins, evolutions and outcomes of major regional conflicts in a comparative context. The lecturer will concentrate on Middle Eastern cases such as the Syria/Iraq crisis and the conflicts in Libya and Yemen for illustration of more general themes. For your own projects and seminars you will be free to test other cases in other regions. We shall apply comparative politics and international relations theory to these conflicts, while exploring the practical working-out of such concepts as "failed state," “structure and agency” and “proxy war.”
|Paper title||Comparative Regional Conflicts|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,713.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,512.50|
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- No required textbook or course reader.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the paper, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying comparative regional conflicts;
- Show knowledge of issues and themes in contemporary regional conflicts;
- Identify relevant sources for analysing regional conflicts;
- Apply their understanding and knowledge in written analysis and through oral presentation.