Peace, War and the Environment
About This Class
This course provides an overview of international environmental law, peacekeeping and state reconstruction. Its focus is states which have been damaged by conflict e.g. Afghanistan and Iraq, failed states which lack even the most basic facilities and services e.g. South Sudan, and states rich in resources but with weak or ineffective government e.g. Haiti, Western Sahara, Liberia. It begins with an overview of international environmental obligations, considers international humanitarian law, and reviews the establishment and development of peacekeeping missions.
Students are then invited to undertake in-depth research on a country or region of their choice. This course will suit any student with an interest in international affairs, students who have studied, worked or travelled internationally and veterans.