Studying Peace in a Changing World

Module code: PES7051-B

This module is designed to give you an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies and explore its relevance to contemporary challenges, drawing on ideas and practices from around the world and at a number of scales, from the global to the personal. We will examine core concepts in the study of peaceful and unpeaceful relations and use them to critically analyze situations of conflict, injustice and violence. How have different theorists, researchers and practitioners approached the study of peace, and what insights do different approaches generate? Where do we see gaps? How might these ideas and associated practices help us make sense of and respond to the intersecting challenges of conflict, injustice and ecological crisis? We will explore these questions from different angles and with reference to readings, online resources and examples from around the world. Download the PDF for PES7051-B_2023_4.pdf