||Please follow the "comment" link above for more information on comments, course readings, course requirements and grading.
The outbreak of war has been thoroughly studied by generations of scholars, whilst the ‘outbreak of peace’ has attracted considerably less consideration. This course will focus on several attempts of peacemaking in the 19th and 20th century. In doing so, we will first focus on general aspects how ‘enemies become friends’ (Kupchan) and which approaches to end general war can be considered as successful. Hereafter, major peace conferences will be analysed and the actual implementation of peace plans. We will also look beyond top level decision-making and summit diplomacy by including societal processes and long-term developments towards stable peace, which should be seen as more than the sheer absence of war.
Sessions are held in English and will be clustered dates will be set at the beginning of term.
||Charles A. Kupchan, How Enemies Become Friends. The Sources of Stable Peace (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010)
G.J. Ikenberry, After Victory. Institutions, Strategic Restraint and the Rebuilding of World Order After Major Wars (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001)
Paul M. Kennedy and W.I. Hitchcock, eds., From War to Peace: Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000)
David Reynolds, Summits. Six Meetings that Shaped the Twentieth Century (London: Penguin, 2008)
Margaret Macmillan, Paris 1919. Six Months That Changed the World (New York: Random House, 2001)
Michael Neiberg, Potsdam. The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe (New York: Basic Books, 2015)
S.M. Plokhy, Yalta. The Price of Peace (London: Viking 2011)
Marc Trachtenberg, A Constructed Peace. The Making of the European Settlement 1945-1963 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999)
Abdel Monem Said Aly, et al, eds., Arabs and Israelis: Conflict and Peacemaking in the Middle East (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)