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Spring 2014-2015
WWS 313 / POL 468 (SA)   na, npdf


William L. Nash

This seminar will assess the history, objectives, and effectiveness of international peace operations including peacemaking, peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and peacebuilding efforts. Informed by current and recent operations in places such as the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East, the class will assess progress by the international community in its ability to respond effectively to the political, economic, and social transitions in post-conflict societies. The seminar will also study the development of U.S. policy toward peace operations.

Sample reading list:
Diehl, Paul F., Peace Operations
Dobbins, James, et al, The Beginner's Guide to Nation-Building
Durch, William J., ed., Twenty-First-Century Peace Operations
Roland Paris and Timothy D. Sisk, ed, The Dilemmas of Statebuilding
Rory Steward and Grald Knaus, Can Interventioin Work?

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly readings of approximately 150 pages, 2 1-2 page opinion editorials, 7-10 page paper in lieu of mid-term, and one12-15 page paper in lieu of a final.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42633 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   Robertson Hall   010   Enrolled:14 Limit:10 Closed