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210086 UE BAK17b.1: Political Science in practice (2020W)

Political Challenges in humanitarian crisis

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

Fr 9.10. 2020 16:45 - 17:30 Vorbesprechung - Präsenz
16.40-17.30 Ort: Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß EG04;

Fr 23/10/20 16:45 - 18:15 Präsenz
Sa 24/10/20 9:45 - 11:15 und 11:30 - 13:00 Präsenz
Ort: Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß; Erdgeschoß EG04

Fr 20/11/20 16:45 - 18:15 Präsenz
Sa 21/11/20 9:45 - 11:15 und 11:30 - 13:00 Präsenz
Ort: Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß;

Fr 18/12/20 16:45 - 18:15 Präsenz
Sa 19/12/20 9:45 - 11:15 und 11:30 - 13:00 Präsenz
Ort: Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß

Fr. 22.01.2021 09.45-13.00 Ort: Digital
Sa 23/01/21 9:45 - 11:15 und 11:30 - 13:00 Präsenz
Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims of the course

Students shall
- Get a deeper insight in the nature, complexity, problems and challenges for humanitarian actors and humanitarian action in crisis situations
- Improve their capacity to analyze conflict situations by integrating a humanitarian perspective
- Get a better understanding of the possibilities of action and the ways of working of international political and humanitarian actors
- Develop the ability to prepare a briefing dossier for decision making and/or a press briefing

Contents:
- History and present challenges of humanitarian principles and International Humanitarian Law
- The nature and specificities of international humanitarian actors (UN Organizations, the Red Cross Family, humanitarian NGOs), their way of working
- The role of the EU as a humanitarian donor
- Challenges for humanitarian actors in crisis situations (access, security, etc) and challenges arising from political action
- The possibilities for action of humanitarian actors in conflicts, the specifics of interaction between policy makers and civil society
- How to prepare a briefing dossier

Methods:
- Individual study of a limited set of readings (for compulsory reading see below)
- Discussions and interviews with humanitarian experts and representatives of relevant organizations and institutions
- Research and preparation of a briefing dossier on the basis of given case studies

The course will be blocked into 4 Friday/Saturday sessions with lectures, discussions with invited guests and group work. Active participation will be part of the assessment and assistance to the sessions is compulsory.
In the period between the sessions, students will work on
- Compulsory readings (individually)
- Research on and preparation of a briefing dossier related to a specific case study (group work).
In the second half of the course, there will be the possibility for support sessions for working groups
The last session of the course will be devoted to the presentation of the group work and to feedback by peer groups.

Assessment and permitted materials

- 20%: 2 written examinations on the content of the reading. The first written assessment will be due on 21.10.2020
- 20%: Participation and contributions during working sessions in particular during discussions with experts.
- 40%: Quality of the briefing dossier and its presentation (Results of the group work 1)
- 20%: quality of the feedback dossier and its presentation to the Peer Group (Result of group work 2)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students have to achieve a minimum of 60% in total, with 50% in all partial examinations

Examination topics

See list of contents of the course

Reading list

Maxwell,Gelsdorf: “Understanding the Humanitarian World”, Routledge, 2019, ISBN 97804279279188 (in library)

Association in the course directory

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