Why is violent conflict so pervasive? How can we explain the origins and intensity of violent conflicts? What are the conditions for an enduring peace?
This master specialisation offers students insights into the origins, causes, and processes of conflict and conflict resolution. Recognising that contemporary conflicts cannot be understood without taking both domestic and international politics into account, the programme draws on comparative politics, international relations and conflict studies. Students will critically explore themes such as the determinants of political violence and warfare; the impact of political systems on the ways in which political demands are articulated; the links between ethnic violence, nationalism and war; how international regulations affect efforts to acquire peace; and which ethical dilemmas arise in such situations.
Why study Conflict, Power, and Politics at Radboud University? •Our programme is consistently ranked number one by leading Dutch ratings organisations in the field of higher education. The key to this success is the high quality and strong commitment of our instructors. •We offer small, interactive classes. Students are taken seriously as young academics and reflective practitioners. •Our programme is analytical as well as practice oriented. We have close links with public and private organisations, which students could use to find an internship position for themselves. •Our Political Science Department thrives on a vibrant community of Dutch and international students, and welcomes active student involvement.