Programme details and objectives
Specifically, the specialisation provides you with the ability to understand critically these issues and map practically their evolution, interdependency and transformation in the twenty-first century. You are introduced to conflict dynamics and actors, peace processes and settings, and the layered security architectures.
Also examined are the nature and evolution of war, the role of the state and non-state actors, real and symbolic power structures, the role of business, the multifaceted drivers of violence, humanitarian intervention challenges and the politics of responses to them – at individual, community, local, national, regional and international level.
The interrelated nature of these questions is explored with respect to the background of their crosscutting relations to contemporary international governance and their impact on socioeconomic and human development. The range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses offered allows you to develop their capacity to become fully acquainted with the articulation of conflict, peace and security analytically but equally in relation to concrete situations and policy contexts.