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Diplomacy, negotiation and mediation

Bachelor course. Peace and Conflict Studies. 7,5 credits. Spring term.
FKVC31 Peace and Conflict Studies: Diplomacy, negotiation and mediation (Diplomati, förhandling, medling)

Learning outcomes


  • have knowledge about theories and practices of diplomacy, negotiation and mediation.
  • have knowledge about the different types of diplomatic practices, phases of negotiations, and the role of third parties.
  • able to apply theories of diplomacy, negotiation and mediation to empirical cases


  • able to critically examine, evaluate and discuss academic literature on diplomacy, negotiation and mediation.
  • able to analyze the interaction between theory and practice of diplomacy, negotiation and mediation.
  • able to present and convey this knowledge and these skills, orally, and/or in writing and in an approved academic style.


  • interested in, and reflective about the impact of power, culture, international norms, and international law on diplomacy, negotiation and mediation in theory and in practice.
  • interested in, and reflective about your learning and thinking-processes.
  • assumed personal responsibility for your learning.


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Department of Political Science
Lund University
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