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War and Genocide: Anti-civilian Violence in International, Sociological and Legal Perspectives

9032

Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Pathway core courses

English

Faculty

Summary

This course will explore the role of civilians in war and genocide from international, sociological and legal perspectives. Starting with a discussion of the perspectives themselves, the course will examine the changing forms and contexts of anti-civilian violence in the modern development of armed conflict, together with theoretical and legal responses. The course will thus aim to introduce students to major concepts, explanations and legal responses in the development of war and genocide from the twentieth century to date, with some sessions focussing on recent case studies.

Assessment

Presentations (25% of course evaluation)

  1. Should last no more than 20 minutes.
  2. Should make a clear argument rather than simply outline facts.
  3. Should use powerpoints to illustrate your case.

Presentation papers (25% of course evaluation)

  1. Should summarise and support the argument of the presentation, including points which there was not time to present.
  2. Should be clearly referenced.
  3. Should not exceed 1500 words including references.
  4. Should be submitted by email to mshaw@ibei.org.

Final essay (50% of course evaluation)

  1. Should be written on a different topic from the topic of your presentation, and from a different session of the course.
  2. Should make clear reference to analytical and theoretical academic literature, as appropriate, and should be clearly referenced.
  3. Should not exceed 3000 words including references.

Studies