BSSn4490 Conflict Resolution

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Věra Stojarová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Němec (seminar tutor)
Bojana Zoric (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Věra Stojarová, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
The course is aimed at the students enrolled in the Political Science/Security Studies programme. The course is valued with 7 credits. The course consists of 4 seminar sessions while the pivotal point in the course play the simulations. The modules is organized online on zoom link
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
1. Provide accurate historical and background information on the conflict and peacemaking efforts, and provide opportunities for students to engage with this history in a direct and realistic context 2. Stimulate and motivate student learning through active participation, as well as reading, writing, class discussion, and other forms of analysis and expression 3. Build students’ negotiation and conflict management skills by asking them to take on the roles of participants seeking to resolve a conflict through negotiation, with support and feedback as they prepare, conduct, and debrief the role play 4. Challenge students to find the links between the conflict presented in the role play and the conflict resolution steps presented in the Workable Peace Framework, and to apply them to other conflicts in history and in their own lives
Learning outcomes
Conflict management
  • Organisational meeting 5th March 12:00 CET via zoom: (approx. 20 minutes) Join Zoom Meeting Bloc A 12.3. 2021 10:00- 15:00 zoom link: Topic: Religion and Nationalism in Northern Ireland Reading (94pp) • Workable Peace. Religion and Nationalism in Northern Ireland. Harward Law School. Programme on Negotiation. (10 pages) • Holloway, D. Understanding the Northern Ireland Conflict. Summary and Overview of the conflict and its origins. The community dialogue, critical issues series, volume three. 2005. (28 pages) • • Wolff, S. Conflict management in Northern Ireland. In: International Journal on Multicultural Societies, Vol. 4, No.1., UNESCO 2002. (30 pages) • • Archick, Kristin. Northern Ireland. The Peace Process. Congressional Research Service 2015. (26 pages) Bloc B 26.3.2021 10:00- 15:00 zoom link Topic: Indigenous rights in Guatemala Reading: (264 pp) • Workable Peace. Indigenous Rights and Environment in Guatemala. Harward Law School. Programme on Negotiation. (12 pages) • • Plant, R. Indigenous Peoples and Poverty Reduction: A case study of Guatemala. 1998. (34 pages) • • Inter-American Comission on Human Rights. Situation of HR in Guatemala: Diversity, Inequality and Exclusion. 2015. (220 pp) Bloc C 9.4. 2021 10:00- 15:00 zoom link Topic: Hebron Reading: (113 pp) • Harvard Law School: The future of Hebron. Workable peace: managing conflict in the Middle East. (25 pp) • Beinin, J. –Hajjar, L. Palestine, Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Primer. MERIP 2014 (16 pages) • History of the Izraeli-Palestinian conflict. POV 2001. (10 pages) • Lintl, P. Actors in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Interests. Narratives and the Reciprocical effects of the occupation. SWP Berlin 2018. At (64 pp) Bloc D 23.4. 2021 10:00- 15:00, zoom link Topic: Rwanda Genocide Literature: (235pp.) • Case instructions: Harvard Law School. Historical Background and General Instructions. Workable Peace: Ethnic Conflict and Genocide in post-colonial Africa. (14 pp). • SIDA: A Strategic conflict analysis for great lake region. 2004. (211 pages.)
Assessment methods
Your final grade will be based on: - Drafting the papers - max. 16 points - Taking part in the simulations – max. 16 points - Final oral exam via zoom – max 18 points Therefore 4 points per paper and 4 per ACTIVE participation. Final classification will be made following these grades on the scale: A. 50 - 45 points B. 44 - 41points C. 40 - 38 points D. 37 - 35 points E. 34 - 32 points F. 31 and less points Students will pass the course, if he/she reaches 32 points out of 50 maximum.
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Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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