Universität Wien FIND

030581 KU Law & Politics of International Conflict Management (2019S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 46 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 19.03. 09:30 - 11:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
Dienstag 26.03. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 02.04. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 09.04. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 30.04. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 07.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 14.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 21.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 28.05. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 04.06. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG
Dienstag 18.06. 19:00 - 20:30 Seminarraum SEM44 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 4.OG

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Conflict is a normal part of human life, so its presence at the international level should not surprise us. Still, human beings are social animals and require security to sustain communal life, usually provided by states. The current international security architecture is built on particular axiomatic conceptions of how states operate, many of which have become increasingly tenuous. This course presents the genesis of this architecture in the two world wars and ensuing Cold War, and its drastic transformation since 1989.

Since then, the landscape of conflict has dramatically changed, arms control has become eclipsed by proliferation concerns, and inter-state warfare by asymmetric, often criminal violence. As states have become weaker or collapsed outright, fighting has become more asymmetric, and far better communication channels have given remote local struggles global bearing. Consequently, international efforts to address violent conflict have multiplied, for instance through peace-keeping, peace-making, territorial administration, sanctions, mediation, etc. But the intransigence of many such conflicts has likewise exposed the limitations of the existing institutional, legal and conceptional tool-box.

This course presents the changing character of violence and international efforts to deal with it. The focus lies on the practical challenges of normative ambiguity, strategic competition, resource constraints and operational decision-making. The normative clarity of international law is contrasted with the existence of competing interests between states and non-state actors, in other words: politics, and the inherent limitations of collective redress.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Exam: written open-book exam (40%), term paper (40%), participation and presentation (20%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Exam: written open-book exam (40%), term paper (40%), participation and presentation (20%)

Prüfungsstoff

Course materials will be made electronically available.

Literatur

Course materials will be made electronically available.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 19.07.2019 15:47