Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2013



Course Number

DIPL 6252 AA

Course Description

This course seeks to explore: 1) the relationships between conflict and institutional dysfunctionality, and 2) what can be done to prevent failure and rebuild weak/failed states in the 21st century. This course focuses on the integral role that institutions play in ensuring the day-to-day stability of nation-states, while not forgetting that it is humans who make up institutions. The course will explore the theory and practice of rebuilding institutions to strengthen societies that have undergone conflict and assess strengths and shortcomings of varied interventions.