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PO399 - Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace in the Middle East

  • Module code: PO399
  • Module name: Violence, Rights, Justice and Peace in the Middle East
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

You will be briefly introduced to mainstream International Relations theories (realism, liberalism and constructivism) in addition to decolonial approaches in order to assess key debates in the study of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including: • Can the goals of Zionism and Palestinian nationalism be reconciled? • Is Israel an ‘offensive’ or ‘defensive’ actor? • What has been the role of the Arab nationalism in driving the conflict? • Can international law play a positive role in resolving the conflict? • Why have some efforts at peacemaking succeeded (Egypt and Jordan), whilst others have failed (the Palestinians)? • Can Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions bring peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians?

Principal learning outcomes

The module will also encourage you to critically reflect upon the limitations of mainstream International Relations theories, in terms of reproducing dominant relations in the international system and the possibilities of decolonial approaches to challenge these hierarchies .

Timetabled teaching activities

TBC.

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po399

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO399-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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