402128 SE/2 SE Political Theorie - Enhanced Level: Transrational Peace Philosophy and Turning Points in Peace Processes

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402128
SE Political Theorie - Enhanced Level: Transrational Peace Philosophy and Turning Points in Peace Processes
SE 2
5
Block
each semester
English

Students understand the classic and modern concepts of political theory. They recognize meta-theoretical premises of political theory by scientific contextualization of key concepts. They can link historic and theoretical perspectives and are because of their dealing with theories on citizenship and human rights, social movements and publics, justice, peace and democracy, migration and globalization, political subjectiveness and power of action, injustice and representation as well as state and government able to work on and explain processes of political significance.

In protracted conflicts cycles of violence usually continue for years, perhaps even decades or generations. Sometimes, however, turning points are reached, moments in which political developments and personal experiences with peace and conflict take a new course. How are the well-known patterns of polarization interrupted and how do new possibilities for conflict transformation emerge in such moments? On the basis of Wolfgang Dietrich’s seminal work on transrational peace philosophy and the writings of John Paul Lederach within the field of elicitive conflict transformation, we will engage with possibilities of a theoretical conceptualization of turning points in peace processes. To this end, we will engage with key authors of peace theory, such as Elise Boulding, Adam Curle and Johan Galtung. In the spirit of a transdisciplinary approach to research, we will also discuss the theoretical approaches towards the conceptualization of turning points from the perspectives of different academic disciplines. After a successful completion of this seminar, students will have a solid understanding of a variety of key texts within the field of peace theory. They will be able to independently apply their newly acquired theoretical lenses to some select cases. Furthermore, they will be able to independently develop analyses, grounded in peace theory literature. They will be able to present their arguments to their peers and colleagues and give and receive constructive feedback.

Group discussions, readings, small group assignments, paper-writing, peer-feedback

Smaller assignments throughout the semester, as well as presentations and a course paper.

Will be announced before the first seminar session.

successful completion of compulsory module 1 to 4

not applicable
29.03.2019
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Date Time Location
Fri 2019-03-29
14.00 - 16.45 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-03-30
09.00 - 11.45 SR 2 (Sowi) SR 2 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-04-12
14.00 - 16.45 SR 17 (Sowi) SR 17 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-04-13
09.00 - 11.45 SR 17 (Sowi) SR 17 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-05-24
09.00 - 11.45 SR 5 (Sowi) SR 5 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Fri 2019-05-24
14.00 - 16.45 SR 7 (Sowi) SR 7 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-05-25
09.00 - 11.45 SR 7 (Sowi) SR 7 (Sowi) Barrier-free
Sat 2019-05-25
14.00 - 16.45 SR 7 (Sowi) SR 7 (Sowi) Barrier-free