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210086 UE BAK17b.1: Politikwissenschaft in der Praxis (2021W)

Political Challenges in Humanitarian Crisis (engl.)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
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max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine

FR 08.10.2021 16.45-18.15 Ort: Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock;
FR 22.10.2021 16.45-18.15 Ort: Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock;
SA 23.10.2021 09.30-13.00 Ort: Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock;

FR 19.11.2021 16.45-18.15 Ort: Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock;
SA 20.11.2021 09.30-13.00 Ort: Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock;

FR 17.12.2021 16.45-18.15 Ort: Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock;
SA 18.12.2021 09.30-13.00 Ort: Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock;

FR 28.01.2022 16.45-18.15 Ort: Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock;
SA 29.01.2022 09.30-13.00 Ort: Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock


Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Goals
• To extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the nature, complexity and political challenges for humanitarian action in international crisis situations
• To improve the capacity to analyze conflict situations by integrating a humanitarian perspective
• To get a better understanding of the possibilities of action and the ways of working of political and humanitarian actors in international crisis situations
• To understand the role and the way of working of the EU as a humanitarian donor
• To develop the ability to prepare a political briefing dossier for decision makers
• To actively participate in a group work and to improve the techniques of written and oral presentations
Contents
• The nature and complexities of humanitarian crisis in recent history; Perspectives regarding to climate change and the impact of health pandemics
• The development of humanitarian principles and International Humanitarian Law and their challenges in the current political environment
• The nature and specificities of international humanitarian actors (UN Organizations, the Red Cross Family, humanitarian NGOs), their way of working
• The role and the way of working of the EU as a humanitarian donor
• Challenges for humanitarian actors and their work in current crisis situations (access, security, financing etc) with particular regard to armed conflicts and refugee situations;
• Challenges arising from political action (counterterrorism measures, sanctions et al); the specifics of interaction between policy makers and civil society
• How to prepare and to present a briefing dossier for political decision makers
Methods:
• Individual study of a limited set of readings (for compulsory reading see below)
• Discussions and interviews with experts and representatives of relevant institutions and organizations
• Research and preparation of a briefing dossier on the basis of concrete case studies and its oral presentation in a role play (group work 1)
• Written and oral feedback to the briefing dossier of a peer group (group work 2)
The course will be blocked into 4 Friday/Saturday sessions with lectures, discussions with invited guests and group work. Except for the introductory session (thought to be in presence, tbc), course sessions will be organized in a hybrid way, ie part of the students will be present and another part will participate online. Presence and online participation will alternate to allow all students a certain number of presence sessions. Respective groups as well as particular responsibilities (chat moderators, etc) will be organized at the beginning of the course. If necessary due to new regulations, the course modality would switch to an online course.
Preparation and active participation by students during the sessions will be part of the assessment. Assistance is compulsory with tolerance of absence in 2 units (1,5 hour)
In the period between the sessions, students will work on
• Compulsory and additional readings; Reflection and preparation of upcoming discussions with experts (individually); The first elementary reading will be distributed on moodle and will be assessed ahead of the first course block.
• Research on and preparation of a briefing dossier related to a specific case study (group work 1). Particular case studies will be given at the beginning of the course .
• Preparation of a feedback note to the briefing dossier of a peer group (Group work 2)
Online support sessions for working groups will be offered on 3 occasions and whenever necessary or requested.
The last session of the course will be dedicated to the presentation of the group work and to feedback by peer groups.
All presentations, discussions and readings as well as examinations will be in english.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Requirements and grading:
• 30%: 2 written individual examinations to test the understanding of concepts and political background of current humanitarian action based on the content of readings and lectures. (Individual examinations I and II). The first written assessment based on compulsory readings will be due ahead of the first course block. The related questionnaire will be published on moodle immediately after the introductory session
• 20%: Participation and contributions during working sessions and discussions with experts. Students will also be requested to prepare questions for discussion in writing before each session; the quality and relevance of questions will be an important element for the participation grade. Course assistance is compulsory.
• 40%: Quality of the briefing dossier and its presentation (Group work 1): Students will be requested to work in groups on a concrete case study (a specific humanitarian crisis). Case studies for the group work will be presented at the beginning of the course.

• 10%: Quality of the written and oral feedback to the Peer Group (Group work 2): At the end, briefing dossiers will be given to another group for feedback (Peer Review).

The correct application of the techniques of scientific working and writing,(correct quotations, indication of sources) as well as a correct and clear written expression is a condition for a successful participation in the seminar

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

To receive a passing grade students have to achieve a minimum of 60% of points with a minimum of 50% in all partial examinations .

The correct application of the techniques of scientific working and writing,(correct quotations, indication of sources) as well as a correct and clear written expression is a condition for a successful participation and a positive grade

Prüfungsstoff

Topics for examinations will be closely related to the aims and the content of the course (see above)

Literatur

Reading List (to be completed)

Maxwell/Gelsdorf: “Understanding the humanitarian World”, Routledge, London 2019; Available in U Library (PoWi) - (Compulsory)

Ebermann/Reinalda: “A Brief History of Humanitarian Actors and Principles” in: “The New Humanitarians in international Practice”, Chap 1, London 2015 (Comulsory)

UN OCHA Global Humanitarian Overview 2021, https://www.unocha.org/global-humanitarian-overview-2021 (compulsory)

UNHCR, Global Trends – Forced Displacement in 2020 https://www.unhcr.org/flagship-reports/globaltrends/ (compulsory)

Hoffman, P. J./ Weiss, T. G.: “Humanitarianism, War and Politics: Solferino to Syria and Beyond”, Rowman&Littlefield, 2018 (Recommended)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: So 05.09.2021 19:48