March 29th & 31st, 2016
(continuation from last week)
ICC and the Justice/Peace Debate
Al-Bashir 2009 and Kony 2012: getting away with mass murder?
Does the delivery of international conflict contribute to peacebuilding?
Al-Bashir current sitting
March 22nd & 24th, 2016
o APA (Author, year, pg. #)
Author, year of publication, title, book name, volume, pg. # (and if
necessary, publisher and where it was published)
Retributive Justice and Peacebuilding
- a more conventional
March 15th and 17th, 2016
The Logic of Transitional Justice
From conflict to peace
Authoritarianism to democracy
A form of justice that takes place within a particular period of time that is
temporary, specific that tries to help a society make a
March 8th & 10th, 2016
Epistemology how do we know what we know and what we think we know
ACROW as a grading rubric = Argument, Citations, Research, Organization and
Citations any rule or guidelines use a recognized citation style and use it
March 2nd & 4th, 2016
Thursday March 17 canceled. Watch movie, might be on exam.
Article Former Liberal Minister calls for Ottawa to revisit Saudi arms deal
Plan that Canadian government will sell $15 billion in combat vehicles to Saudi Arabia.
February 23rd & 25th, 2016
The Political Economy of Civil Wars
- What is new about war (in the latter half of the 20th C and the first half of the 21st C)?
o Conflict has evolved over the last few hundred years. Contemporary wars are a bit
GS335 W6 Feb 9 (Feb 11-Midterm)
Peacebuilding and the Rule of Law
What is the Rule of Law? (RoL)
Allows us (WLU students) to dig into fundamental causes for what makes societies
Judicial independence fundamental component of RoL, and problemati
GS335 W5 Feb 2 & 4
Democratization and Peacebuilding
What makes a democracy?
o Political parties
o Democratic rights
Freedom from oppression
Both minority and individual rights
o Legitimate electoral syste
GS335 W4 Jan 26 & 28
General reminders and notes:
Midterm in two weeks!
3 out of 4 or 5 short answer questions and 1 out of 2 essay questions
Guest speaker Thursday after readings week, try getting a head start on readings
GS335 January 19 & 21, 2016
The Liberal Peace and its Critics
Liberal peacebuilding has been unfraying over the past ten years.
Today: discussion of a post-liberal peace.
The Liberal Peace Framework
- Paris (mainstream model)
o Bringing war-shattered stat
January 12th & 14th, 2016
Peacebuilding and the International Community
- Peacebuilding in context
- Understand strengths and weaknesses of international community as agent of
o Capacity and coordination
o Focus on supply of p
GS335 Jan 5 & 7
What is peacebuilding?
Conceptually, useful to consider the various ways of intervention
Consider it as some sort of temporal continuum
What is possible in the midst of conflict?
What is the difference between peace building and peacekeepi