Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Policing is an international activity As a key component of post-Cold War liberal strategies, police reform became central to international projects that aimed to transform weak states into apolitical rule of law zones governed through security practices. From having a marginal role in UN peacekeeping operations, policing very quickly established itself as an indispensable aspect of international security.This role was further enhanced in the wake of terrorist attacks on New York, London, Madrid and Bali. Together with NGOs and state development agencies, the UN, the EU and the OSCE have been instrumental in the resultant internationalization and militarization of the police in the international realm. This module draws upon criminology, history, international relations and political philosophy in order to explore the causes and consequences of this development and to assess its impact on post-conflict societies.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/pir-30118/lists
To explore the origins, development and current application of policing as a tool in post-conflict development.To investigate the reasons behind the use of policing in the international sphere To equip students with the requisite skills and knowledge to critically analyse key developments in peace-building and peacekeepingTo introduce and develop the students appreciation of and ability to use interdisciplinary perspectives in their study and understanding of international relations. To enable students to develop teamwork skillsTo enable students to improve their oral and written communication skills and gain experience in group discussionTo develop students research skills through organising data, and subsequently identifying, anaylsing and proposing solutions to problems.
Intended Learning Outcomes
interpret and assess the growing theoretical literature related to the use of security actors in post-conflict development; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,,evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using domestic police officers in post-conflict peacekeeping and peacebuilding; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2,apply appropriate theoretical frameworks and conceptual tools to case histories of existing post-conflict dilemmas and present findings in oral and written formats; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2persuasively communicate current debates and identify new areas of research in relation to contemporary approaches to maintaining international peace and security; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2effectively engage in group discussions with their peers and orally communicate their knowledge and opinions to peers. will be achieved by assessments: 2
10 hours attendance at lectures 10 hours attendance at seminars30 hours preparation for plenary sessions70 hours preparation for research essay30 hours research and preparation for the individual oral presentation
1: Essay weighted 70%
Description of Module Assessment
Essay 3000 words.A 3000 word essay on a question selected from a list of essay questions with supporting reading lists located in the module guide, using the harvard system of source acknowledgement.2: Oral Presentation weighted 30%
A fifteen minute individual oral presentation of research undertakenStudents will be provided with a topic of relevance to the core themes of the module. They will research this topic and present it orally to the class. A typed synopsis of their findings will be prepared and distributed by the student as part of his/her assessment.