United Nations, Peace and Security (PACS6901)


In this unit students critically examine the role of the United Nations in promoting international peace and security. Contemporary and historical case studies are used to analyse the UN's performance in relation to such activities as peacemaking, peacekeeping, peacebuilding and peace enforcement. We assess the challenges facing the UN in achieving its mandate and implementing reform with a view to attaining peace with justice.

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1x2hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive or online


(500wd equivalent seminar participation (10%), 1x800wd model UN exercise and assignment (15%), 1x1000wd model UN reflection report (20%), 1x3500wd final essay (55%)) OR ((500wd equivalent online discussion contribution (10%), 3x500wd online reading reflections (30%), 1x800wd Online essay plan (10%), 1x3000wd Online final essay (50%))

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