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2014GDD & CPS - Introduction
Transcript of 2014GDD & CPS - Introduction
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?
--> Critical engagement required