• Offered by Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Diplomacy
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jeremy Farrall
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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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 six lectures/seminars. During these six 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 3-day 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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Other Information

Delivery Mode

 

On campus, Semester 1.

Indicative Assessment

Written work of 5000 words

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Workload

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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 48 units towards a degree.

Prescribed Texts

A compilation of prescribed readings will be distributed to students at the beginning of the semester.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2131 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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