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GOVT-586 Conflict Management and Resolution: The Arab-Israeli Case
Spring for 2014-2015
Sela, Avraham
The course aims to attain a better understanding of the human phenomenon of international and intra-state conflicts and the conditions and means that enable their resolution or management. Drawing on a broad body of theoretical and empirical literature and the acumulated experience of addressing varied types of conflicts, especially since the end of the Cold War, the course offers a critical review of central concepts and approaches to the study of international and intra-state conflicts and the conditions determining the forms and processes of their management and/or resolution. Specifically, the course scrutinizes the existing approaches to conditions and processes of conflict resolution such as ripeness, learning, political legitimacy, official and unofficial diplomacy, the role of third-party mediation, implementation of agreements, and psychological obstacles to end conflicts.
Much of the literature examined in the course employs Middle Eastern cases, especially the Arab-Israeli conflict, which has long been providing a wealth of lessons and insights to students of this field due to its long history and relatively accessible sources on wars and peace-making efforts.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None

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Spring '15: Sela A (file download)
Spring '15: Sela A (file download)
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