- to make students familiar with the major concepts, theories, and debates in Ethnoconflictology;
- to develop and/or foster the ability to critically review published research outcomes, which are based on contemporary research and global best practices in Ethnoconflictology;
- to cultivate students' ability to prepare reports in the proper academic form on topics related to ongoing research activities.
- Ability to analyze, verify and assess information, synthesize any lacking details and work in uncertain conditions
- Ability to learn new research methods and approaches on his/her own, to evolve professionally
- Ability to carry out research and other professional activities in an international environment
- Ability to freely use foreign languages for professional communication
- Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences, to deliver her/his message clearly and to tailor it depending on the audience’s age, education, attitude to the speaker, etc.
- Ability to report the work results and present them according to required standards
- Ability to analyze acquired research methods and interpret the results of the research
- IntroductionEthnoconflictology as a subfield of Anthropology. Ethnoconflictology and Conflictology (Conflict Resolution). Evolution of Ethnoconflictology. Subject and object of Ethnoconflictology. Structure of the discipline.
- Main Theoretical Concepts of Ethnoconflictology. Ethnic Identity, Culture, and ConflictEthnicity, ethnic group and nation. Problems of definition and relevant theories. Interethnic relations. Culture and conflict. Theoretical concepts of Ethnoconflictology.
- Ethnic Conflicts: Genesis and DynamicsSocio-cultural, political, economic root causes and contexts. Specifics of ethnic conflict. Functions, forms and mechanisms of ethnic conflict. Stages of development. Ethnic conflicts in the modern world
- Classification of Ethnic ConflictsProblems of classification. Ethnic conflicts and other types of conflict. Cultural and ethnic factors in non-ethnic conflicts. Genocide and ethnic cleansing. Specifics of secessionist conflicts.
- Approaches to Ethnic Conflict AnalysisTheories of conflict analysis from various disciplines. An anthropological perspective and synthesis. Key criteria and indicators.
- Regulation of Ethnic Conflict: Strategies and MethodsProblems of conflict management. Principles of conflict management. Conflict prevention. Promotion of tolerance
- Conflict Resolution MechanismsDe-escalation, peacemaking and peacekeeping. Coercion, consensus, violence, power sharing schemes. Integrated approaches. Negotiations. Tracks of diplomacy. Arbitration and mediation
- Post-conflict ConciliationSustainability of peace. Aims and priorities of post-conflict political, economic, social reconstruction
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.2 * Essay + 0.1 * Essay (literature review) + 0.3 * Final exam + 0.2 * Homework + 0.2 * Presentation
- Anderson, B. R. O. (2006). Imagined Communities : Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. London: Verso. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1694834
- Cultural contestation in ethnic conflict, Ross, M. H., 2007
- Ethnic groups in conflict : with a new preface, Horowitz, D. L., 2000
- Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, Anderson, B., 1991
- Ross, M. H. (2007). Cultural Contestation in Ethnic Conflict. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=206682
- Genocide : a comprehensive introduction, Jones, A., 2006
- Horowitz, S. (2006). Ethnic Conflict and Rebel Group Governance. Conference Papers —— American Political Science Association, 1–41. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=poh&AN=26943818
- Jones, A. (2016). Genocide : A Comprehensive Introduction (Vol. Third edition). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1435685