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War and Peace in a World in Transition

Master course. 15 credits. Political Science. Spring term.

STVN13 - War and Peace in a World in Transition (15 credits)

The overall aim of the course is to provide a theoretical and empirical orientation of different explanations and analyses of contemporary wars and attempts to achieve a more peaceful world. The course highlights theoretically how war as an institution is transformed and what consequences this alteration has on warfare, security and peace support operations in different parts of the world.

Various theoretical perspectives are discussed and evaluated. Particular emphasis is placed on the interplay between normative assumptions about war and peace and how these ideas affect issues, such as legitimacy, justice and security.