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HIST 3055 - Protecting the Peace: Histories of Peacekeeping

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assessment: Quiz 15%, SGDE group exercise 10%, Research essay (2000 words) 40%, Exam (1500 words) 35%
Syllabus:

This course will examine strategies of peace-making and policing in modern history, and their role in building social order. Drawing upon western case studies from the early 19th century to the present, it will investigate some of the different contexts in which peace treaties have been made (and contested) between nation states, and how systems of policing have served national communities in both conciliatory and coercive ways. Students will be asked to analyse the historical forces that have shaped different approaches to protecting the peace, and relate these to contemporary debates about crime control, the arbitration of conflict, and the relation between state powers and civil rights. In exploring these issues, the course will also pay attention to shifting public perceptions about the appropriate scope and limits of state power. How, for instance, has the technological introduction of body cams in everyday civil policing affected public perceptions about police capacity for use of force? Topics will include: treaties as a tool both of conciliation and of extending power; evolutions in systems of policing and their role in producing law and order; the social conditions that have produced use of martial law and paramilitary policing; the cultural issues that arise in the policing of particular communities; and the line between civil liberty and state authority in social debates about protecting the peace.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 18/09/2020 Fri 30/10/2020


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21951 LE01 120 62 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 10am - 11am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 10am - 11am Badger, G31, Macbeth Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21952 SE04 35 17 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 9am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 9am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
21953 SE03 35 23 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
21955 SE01 35 7 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 1pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room