1. Intervention and Institutional Engineering: Case Study 1 - Iraq
- The Politics of Military and Political Intervention
- Does ‘Iraq’ have a future? Iraq, Kurdistan and Islamic State
2. What is Conflict About?
- Nationalism and Ethnicity: Why so many problems?
- Greed, Grievances and ‘Horizontal Inequalities’
3. Civil Wars
- What Causes Civil Wars? Why do some last much longer than others?
- Case Study 2: Multiple Civil Wars in Sudan
- The ‘strategy’ of terrorism
- Suicide terrorism
5. Simulation and Role Play
- Game 1: Humanitarian Aid and Civil War
- Game 2: Simulating Terrorism
6. Power-Sharing and Constitutional Design
- Theories of power-sharing
- Critiques of power-sharing
7. Northern Ireland: Case Study 3
- History – ‘the long war’
- Ending the conflict and governing a divided society: is NI a model of conflict resolution?
8. Territorial Regulation of Conflict
- National Self Determination: Partition and Secession
- Ethno-Federalism and Regional Autonomy
9. Elections in Divided Places
- Electoral and Party Systems.
- Transition and the Sequencing of Elections
10. Intervention Revisited
- The United Nations: peacekeeping missions
- Peace Agreements: negotiation and implementation
11. Transitional Justice
- Overview, Trade-offs and Results
- Case study 4: South Africa and East Timor
12. ‘Arab Springs’ and the Resilience of Authoritarianism.
- Democratic Transitions in the Middle East?
- Case Study 5: Contrast Tunisia and Egypt.