STATE FRAGILITY AND PEACEMAKING
2017/2018, Semester 1
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Lee Kuan Yew School Of Public Policy)
Modular Credits: 4
Fragile and failed states pose unique problems to the international community. From the 1990s, wars in and among failed states have killed and displaced millions. In an increasingly interconnected world, internal insecurity fundamentally undermines international security. This module focuses on understanding the main drivers of state fragility and the impact on global security. In understanding the root causes and consequences of state fragility, students will work through appropriate and practical policy responses. The module draws on contemporary case studies of contested states and explores the issues through the lenses of political science, international relations, history, geography, sociology and public policy.
This module is open to upper-level NUS undergraduates. If so, undergraduates should sufficient background in political science and international relations – for example they are single or double major in political science/IR or have a declared minor in political science/IR. If the students are from a liberal arts background, such as from Yale-NUS, they should have a declared major in Global Affairs or Politics, Philosophy and Economics. For graduate students, students registering for this module should ideally have an undergraduate degree in government, political science, international relations or Law. If the undergraduate degree is general, they should have a declared undergraduate major/minor in government, political science and/or international relations or have ac basic background in political science or IR.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week