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070481 KU Globalgeschichtliche Theorien, Quellen und Methoden (2011W)

Research Methodologies in Peace Studies

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 09.11. 16:45 - 21:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Freitag 02.12. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Samstag 03.12. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Freitag 13.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Freitag 13.01. 13:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Short description:
This course aims at learning and practicing methodological skills drawn from Peace Studies in order to enrich students’ academic research and writing abilities at a postgraduate level. The particular approach of this course is based on the assumption that peace is plural, i.e. it derives from a post-positivist understanding of being and hence knowledge. As such, students are to engage actively as researchers in direct relation to their research interests and subjects of research. Students will choose a topic that falls into peace studies and, based on input from the facilitator and mainly individual and collaborative work, develop a short project proposal by the end of the course. The proposal will be peer-discussed as a way of gaining insights from classmates to hand in the final version.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Participation, Crossreading & Class discussions = 40%
Research project = 20%
Research project (final version) = 40%

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab


Students will receive conceptual impulses from the course facilitator, yet the emphasis lays on their own practical input in the form of projects, written assignments and peer discussions (cross-reading).


Dietrich, Wolfgang, Josefina Echavarría, Gustavo Esteva, Daniela Ingruber and Norbert Koppensteiner (2011) (eds.): The Palgrave International Handbook of Peace Studies: A Cultural Perspective, London, Palgrave.
Book available at the library.

Additional readings:
Ackerly, Brooke A, Maria Stern and Jacqui True (2006) (eds.): Feminist Methodologies for International Relations, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
Ackerly, Brooke and Jacqui True: Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Sciences, London, Palgrave.
• Chapter 1: "Introduction to Feminist Research" (pages 1-20), Chapter 2: "A Feminist Research Ethics Explained" (pages 21-39) and Chapter 4: "Question-Driven Research: Formulating a Good Question" (pages 57-76).
Edkins, Jenny (2007): "Missing Persons: London, July 2005", School of International Relations at St. Andrews University, Fife, pp. 1-17.
Eriksson Baaz, Maria (2005): The Paternalism of Partnership: A Postcolonial Reading of Identity in Development Aid, London, Zed.
• Preface (pages vi-xii) and Chapter 1: "Identity and Development Aid" (pages 1-31).
Harding, Sandra (1993): The Science Question in Feminism, Ithaca, Cornell University Press:
• Start with the preliminary pages (pages 9-12) and read Chapter 1: "From the Woman Question in Science to the Science Question in Feminism" (pages 15-29)
Inayatullah, Naeem (2011) (ed.): Autobiographical International Relations: I, IR (Interventions), London, Routledge.
• Start reading the preliminary pages and then please read carefully the Introduction "Falling and Flying: An Introduction" by Naeem Inayatullah (pages 1-12)
• Continue with the second chapter "Objects among objects" by Jenny Edkins (pages 19-30)
Lederach, John Paul (1995): Preparing for Peace: Conflict Transformation across Cultures, New York, Syracuse University Press.
• Preliminary pages
• Chapter 1: Introduction (pages 3-10)
• Chapter 2: A Framework for Building Peace (pages 11-23)
• Chapter 3: An Integrated Framework for Training (pages 25-33)
• Chapter 4: An Analytical Approach to Training (pages 37-46)
• Chapter 5: The Prescriptive Model (pages 47-53)
• Chapter 6: The Elicitive Model (pages 55-62)
• Chapter 7: Prescriptive and Elicitive The Critical Tension (pages 63-70)
• Chapter 8: Language and Metaphor as Natural Resources in Conflict Training (pages 73-83)
• Chapter 9: So to whom do you turn? Discovery and Creation of Mediation Models (pages 85-100)
• Chapter 10: Role Plays: Tools for Discovery and Creation (pages 101-107)
• Chapter 11: Facing Multicultural Settings (pages 109-118)
• Chapter 12: Conclusions (pages 119-122)
Mack, Natasha, Cynthia Woodsong, Kathleen M. MacQueen, Greg Guest and Emily Namey (2005): Qualitative Research Methods: A Data Collector’s Field Guide, Family Health International, available at http://www.fhi.org/en/rh/pubs/booksreports/qrm_datacoll.htm, last accessed 14 August 2011.
Rosenberg, Marshall (2003): Nonviolent Communication: A language of life, Encinitas, PuddleDancer Press.
Stern, M. (2005): Naming Security-Constructing Identity: Mayan women in Guatemala on the Eve of peace, Manchester, Manchester University Press.

How to access the IGL-site:
Most of the additional readings are available at the IGL (Internet gestützte Lehre) site of the University. To access the site, please visit:
Then click on the course:
070481 KU Globalgeschichtliche Theorien, Quellen und Methoden - Research Methodologies in Peace Studies
Click on “Materialien” and to access the materials use the following information:
Name: 070481
Password: research11

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MA Globalgeschichte & Global Studies: APM Theorien, Quellen und Methoden der Globalgeschichte und Global Studies (5 ECTS)

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:31