PCR 307: Military Interventions and Conflict

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. explain the civil-military relations and its implications for preventing and instigating conflicts;
  2. evaluate and appreciate the sensitive roles the military play in mitigating crises through its various components like CMR; and
Course Contents

The fundamental components of civil-military relations within the context of the modern nation-state. Various aspects of civil and military authority including the subordination of the military to civilian authority and the role of civilian governments and military institutions in both external and internal security issues. Down In Africa, military interventions in countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt should be illustrated with selected case studies. Changes over time in the attitude of the military toward new technology and analyses competing explanations, including concepts from Science Studies, for these changes. Analysis of the so-called “Revolution in Military Affairs” and the impact of this in the governance, conflict resolution, peace engagements and settlement.