PS 378 Conflict Resolution

Every war must end, but some last longer than others.  What determines when a conflict ends?  This course will cover the main approaches to conflict resolution and war termination and study some of the salient cases.  Both international and civil conflict will be considered.  Topics covered include: theories of conflict and conflict resolution, negotiation, reassurance, partition, humanitarian intervention, mediation and peacekeeping.  Salient cases will include the World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, and various civil wars.