Thu, Sep 10
POL 389-800, Security Studies
SUNY Oswego | Fall 2020
Dr. Craig Warkentin
- Ch. 5, Peace Studies (Rogers, 61-73)
- Articulate the main assumptions of peace studies
- Explain how peace studies conceptualizes security
- Describe peace studies' prescription(s) for security
- Contrast peace studies to other covered approaches
- Agenda for Peace (70)
- Geneva Conventions (67)
- Global War on Terror (67)
- guerrilla (70)
- power (69)
- Pugwash (62)
- prisoners of war (67)
- UN Conference on the Human Environment (64)
- structural violence (65)
- Vietnam War (65)
- What was the impetus for the development of peace studies in the 1950s and was it specific to that decade?
- Why was there bitter opposition to peace studies in the 1980s and does this provide general lessons for innovative areas of research?
- Is it possible for peace studies to be both analytical and normative or does this produce irresolvable tensions?
- Should peace researchers engage with policy-makers or should they concentrate on academic discourse?
- Should peace studies explore underlying causes of conflict or should its main emphasis be on more immediate responses to more specific conflict situations?
- Was the post-9/11 security paradigm of rigorous control of threats the appropriate response?
- How can peace research contribute to assessing whether climate change is a threat to international security?
- How have 24-hour news reporting and the development of new social media influenced the coverage of conflict?
- How do conflicts in the Middle East since 1990 relate to the control of oil and gas reserves?