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67514-01 - Seminar: Learning from Afghanistan: Implications for peacebuilding 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Nick Miszak (nick.miszak@unibas.ch)
Farooq Yousaf (farooq.yousaf@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In recent history, wars guided by external policies and interests, both regional and global, have been fought in Afghanistan and sustainable (positive) peace remains an elusive dream for the country. Most recently, the US-led coalition’s presence in Afghanistan (2001-2021) failed in establishing peace, starting with the hasty post-9/11 military invasion of the country, the non-inclusive Bonn ‘peace’ agreement of 2001, the Doha ‘peace’ process (2018-2021), and the hasty withdrawal in 2021. The Afghan Taliban, however, consolidated their position in many rural parts of the country over the years by exploiting political problems to their advantage while propagating extreme and rigid religious narratives to gain wider public support. With Afghanistan, we now have a “liberal peacebuilding project” that has not only failed, but after two decades of efforts, the country has in some ways reverted to the pre-2001 status-quo The Afghanistan case study thus presents ample lessons for peace practitioners in “how not to approach peacebuilding”.
Observers, both within and outside the country, are wondering what the future holds for a Taliban-led Afghanistan. With the Taliban back in power, policy makers and humanitarian agencies are concerned about the socioeconomic gains—especially education and gender rights—made during the last two decades.. The failure of the peacebuilding project has also led to peace practitioners and policy makers several questions:
• How and why did a major western coalition fail in achieving its desired objectives for Afghanistan?
• What internal factors contributed to the failure of the liberal peacebuilding project in Afghanistan?
• What were positive (if any) and negative outcomes of the liberal peacebuilding project in Afghanistan?
• What lessons can policy maker and peace practitioners learn from the coalition’s failure in Afghanistan?
• How can the international community contribute to sustainable peace in Afghanistan under a totalitarian Taliban regime?
During the course of this seminar, we will discuss and dissect the aforementioned questions.
Lernziele The block seminar aims to:
- Briefly discuss Afghanistan’s history and the ongoing conflict since the 1970s
- Identify the various stakeholders and actors (both state and non-state) involved in the Afghan conflict
- Unpack internal and external, state and non-state, peacebuilding efforts to resolve the Afghan conflict
- Analyse factors contributing to the US-led coalition’s failure in establishing positive peace in Afghanistan
- Discuss the return of the Taliban and what it means for the country’s future
- Discuss strategies, through discussions and student presentations on policy options for sustainable peacebuilding in Afghanistan
Literatur • Suhrke, Astri. 2007. “Reconstruction as Modernisation: The ‘Post-Conflict’ Project in Afghanistan.” Third World Quarterly 28(7): 1291–1308.
• Sakhi, N. (2022). The Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan and Security Paradox. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, 9(3), 383-401.
• Abawe, Z., Daud, B., Daudzai, H., Jabarkhail, M., & Yousaf, F. (2022). Afghanistan and the way forward: Incorporating indigenous knowledge into policymaking. Global Policy.
• Yousaf, F., & Jabarkhail, M. (2022). Afghanistan’s future under the Taliban regime: engagement or isolation?. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 17(1), 117-134.
• Dodge, T. (2021). Afghanistan and the Failure of Liberal Peacebuilding. Survival, 63(5), 47-58
Bemerkungen Course dates
24.02.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
10.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
17.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
24.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
31.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
21.04.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
28.04.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
Attention:
All Seminars will be graded in the Department of Political Science.
Grading scale 6.0 to 1.0, whereupon 4.0 is a pass.
The number of participants is limited. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to students of Political Science.

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Course dates
24.02.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
10.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
17.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
24.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
31.03.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
21.04.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
28.04.23 Fr 14:15 17:45 Bernoullistrasse 14/16 Seminarraum 02.004
Attention:
All Seminars will be graded in the Department of Political Science.
Grading scale 6.0 to 1.0, whereupon 4.0 is a pass.
The number of participants is limited. The places are assigned according to date of enrollment and subject of study. Priority will be given to students of Political Science.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 24.02.2023 – 28.04.2023
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 24.02.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Freitag 10.03.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Freitag 17.03.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Freitag 24.03.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Freitag 31.03.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Freitag 21.04.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Freitag 28.04.2023 14.15-17.45 Uhr Bernoullistrasse 14/16, Seminarraum 02.004
Module Modul: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Regionaler Fokus M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Modul: Vertiefung Politikwissenschaft M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung The course will consist of a variety of lectures and participatory exercises. Students will be expected to read the mandatory readings before the beginning of the course and then participate in class discussions.
In terms of concrete assessment criteria, the students will be required to:
• Prepare a solo or a group presentation in the class on a selection of topics (40%)
• Answer questions, if any, resulting from the presentations (10%)
• Participate in a written (2 hour) examination based on the contents of the seminar. The examination will be hand-written and will consist of one question aimed at assessing the quality of writing and arguments of the students (50%).
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft

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