868-0003-00L  Module 3: Mediation Content

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersA. Wenger, L.‑E. Cederman
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MAS Mediation in Peace Processes.


868-0003-00 GModule 3: Mediation Content
Does not take place this semester.
Block course

This course will be offered in the Autumn Semester 2020 as an exception.
120s hrsA. Wenger, L.‑E. Cederman

Catalogue data

AbstractStudents learn about the content of peace processes in this module. This module combines various approaches to developing options with an examination of contemporary cases and how various content issues are managed and interlinked. The module focuses on security, power-sharing, justice, socioeconomic and environmental arrangements.
ObjectiveMediators learn about the content of peace negotiations and peace agreements in this module. The module builds on the understanding that the goal of mediation is not to eliminate the issues that are tearing a society apart, but rather to find mechanisms to deal with differences in a non-violent manner. Mediators need a sufficient understanding of various thematic topics related to peace processes (e.g., security, power-sharing, justice, economics) in order to create linkages between them and the specific content issues therein. An adequate level of knowledge of core themes will also help mediators understand how to work with expert advisors to support a mediation process. This module both introduces relevant theory on ways of dealing with content issues and looks at how such issues were managed and interlinked in specific contemporary cases. This module also begins to address the teamwork dimension of mediation, which will be further elaborated on in the following modules.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits10 credits
ExaminersA. Wenger, L.-E. Cederman
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH Mediation in Peace Processes (868000)

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