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210257 PS G2, G3: Complex Emergencies and the Transformation of the Humanitarian Field (2007W)

A Comparison of the Rwanda and the Darfur Crisis

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

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.10. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 18.10. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 25.10. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 08.11. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 15.11. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 22.11. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 29.11. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 06.12. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 13.12. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 10.01. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 17.01. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 24.01. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 31.01. 19:00 - 20:30 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Since the end of the Cold War and the (perceived) mushrooming of violent civil conflicts around the globe, international responses to humanitarian crises have undergone massive changes. Among these changes, changes in practices of humanitarian aid, the use and justification of military interventions, the emergence of the mechanisms and institutions of transitional justice, and closely related to this, the emergence of institutions of criminal justice charged with dealing with massive human rights violations such as genocide and crimes against humanity are particularly noteworthy. The course focuses on two crises which share a number of commonalities (genocidal, state instigated violence; an ethno-/racial divide in the population; internationalisation of the conflict and responses to the conflict) but also important differences in terms of the strength and interests of external and internal actors involved as well as in terms of the kind of responses to the conflict. The course is divided into five parts:
1) The roots of violence: historical factors, radicalised ethnicity and the post-colonial state in Africa
2) The immediate context of the crises, "early warning signs" and early international responses
3) Massive violence, humanitarian aid and humanitarian intervention
4) Dealing with the consequences of massive violence - peace building vs. justice

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

" Einstiegspaper mit folgenden Punkten (Motivation für den Besuch der LV; Darlegung des inhaltlichen Interesses am Thema; organisatorische Erwartungen an die Lehrveranstaltung; Skizze der eigenen Themenvorstellungen für die Proseminararbeit mit mindestens relevanten Literaturhinweisen. Umfang ca. 2-4 Seiten) - (wird muss spätestens in der 2. Einheit abgegeben werden)
" Regelmäßige Teilnahme (max. 2-malige, begründete Abwesenheit)
" Aktive Teilnahme am Seminar, inkl. der Lektüre und Diskussion von Basistexten (werden jeweils eine Woche vor der Diskussion bekannt gegeben)
" Regelmäßige Bearbeitung kurzer schriftlicher Aufgabenstellungen,
" Abschlussarbeit zu einem selbstgewählten Thema, 10-12 Seiten.

Examination topics

Reading list

Unter http://politikwissenschaft.univie.ac.at/index.php?id=16992 ist eine LV-begleitende Webseite eingerichtet.
" de Waal, Alex (1997): Famine Crimes. Politics & the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa (African Issues): London: African Rights, International Africa Institute. Oxford: James Currey. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press
" de Waal, Alex (2005 [11989]): Famine that kills, Darfur, Sudan. Oxford: Oxford University Press
" Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda (1996): The International Response to Conflict and Genocide. Lessons from the Rwanda Experience Copenhagen: Steering Committee for the Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda (5 volumes)
" Prunier, Gerard (20055): The Rwanda Crisis. History of a Genocide. London: Hurst
" Prunier, Gerard (2005): Darfur. The Ambiguous Genocide. London: Hurst
" Teitel, Ruti (2000): Transitional Justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press


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