Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2135: Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Ilan Pappe (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


It is no exaggeration to say that the conflict in Palestine/Israel over ownership, belonging, and identity is one of the central problems of world politics affecting wider relations in the Middle East. You will examine the factors that have produced the current situation, analysing the historical development of nationalisms, the dynamics of the conflict as well as the previous attempts to reach a peaceful settlement. The module does not assume any prior knowledge of the subject, but previous experience of modules in Middle East history and/or politics will be an advantage. Nevertheless, you will not take an exclusively historical approach to the question, you will also discuss ways in which understanding of previous rounds of negotiations and attempts at settlements can inform our ability to think creatively about solutions.

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