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2014GDD & CPS - Introduction

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Yvan Guichaoua

on 22 September 2015

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Transcript of 2014GDD & CPS - Introduction

Governance, Democracy & Development (autumn)
Y. Guichaoua, P. Clist, M. Scott


Conflict, Peace & Security (spring)
Y. Guichaoua, S. Taylor

Governance, Democracy and Development
Conflict, Peace and Security
Work well together but no obligation to choose them both

Evidence-based, wide geographical coverage

Based on lectures, group projects (seminars) and screenings

Mark: Group projects + essay
Definitions and Normative considerations
What is a democracy made of?

Appointing representatives. Are elections the most democratic way?

What is democratic governance?
Types of rule and regime transformation
Where does 'fragility' come from?

What are the forces shaping alternative types of rule (colonial legacies, natural resources dependence, CSOs, external pressures etc.)?
Does development foster democracy?

Does the fall of an authoritarian regime automatically bring about democracy?

Can foreign aid promote democracy and good governance?
Conflict and Political Violence
Political violence and its historical transformations

Macro-level causes of violent conflicts

Micro-level dynamics (states, rebel organisations, combatants)
What can be done about it?
Humanitarian dilemmas
Peacekeeping, peacebuilding
Post-conflict reconstruction
Transitional justice
--> Critical engagement required
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