- Code DIPL8004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Diplomacy
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Jeremy Farrall
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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Negotiation and conflict resolution are central features of the study and practice of diplomacy. This course explores the causes of conflict (and peace) and examines various mechanisms that are employed by the international community in an attempt to address interstate and intrastate conflict. It also provides students with an opportunity to study and practice the essential diplomatic art of negotiation.
The core part of the course, focusing on the international framework for conflict resolution, spans five lectures/seminars. During these five sessions we survey the causes and character of conflict and explore a wide range of mechanisms for inter-state and intra-state conflict resolution. Three broad and topical concepts of diplomacy – ‘preventive diplomacy’, ‘coercive diplomacy’ and ‘peacebuilding diplomacy’ – are used to demarcate different phases and types of conflict management. In our consideration of preventive diplomacy we examine the preventive measures of peaceful settlement contained in Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication. In our examination of coercive diplomacy we discuss coercive measures for preventing and resolving conflict, such as sanctions and use of force provided for in Chapter VII of the UN Charter. Finally, we use the notion of peacebuilding diplomacy to examine the mechanisms that help shape peacebuilding interventions in conflict and post-conflict zones, such as peace processes and multidimensional peace operations.
The course also includes the compulsory week-long Intensive Negotiation Workshop. In this workshop students gain first-hand exposure to the challenges of managing conflict through diplomatic negotiation. You will be introduced to the practical skills and techniques of negotiation and mediation through workshop discussion, demonstration, practice and simulation exercises.
The learning outcomes and aligned assessment for this course are designed to strengthen the capacity of students to conduct top-quality independent research and analysis. The course convenor, Dr Jeremy Farrall, has an active research agenda in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. He is currently a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through the United Nations Security Council’. This project is a research collaboration between the Australian National University and the Australian Civil-Military Centre. It examines how the UN Security Council’s use of peace operations, sanctions and force intersects with the rule of law. Dr Farrall is a former UN staffer. Among his UN appointments he has served as: a Political Affairs Officer for the UN Security Council in New York; a Political Affairs Officer for the UN Mission in Liberia; and a UN Facilitator for the UN Secretary-General’s Good Offices Mission in Cyprus. He is the author of United Nations Sanctions and the Rule of Law (Cambridge, 2007) and a co-editor of The Role of International Law in Rebuilding Societies After Conflict (Cambridge, 2009).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon completion, students will have a thorough knowledge of the study of political violence in contemporary world politics through an analysis of its causes, dynamics and management. Students will also be able to analyse, understand and explain conflict and find ways through negotiation and diplomacy to manage and hopefully even resolve and prevent its occurrence.
On campus, Semester 1.
Written work of 5000 words
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Students undertaking this course could expect a workload of 10 hours per week. This is inclusive of actual contact hours for lectures and also out of class preparation time.
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Prescribed TextsA compilation of prescribed readings will be distributed to students at the beginning of the semester.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3698||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|