Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

Daily Archives: 18/01/2010

(Ending) Civil War in the Classroom

A short article on my Brynania peacebuilding simulation has just been published:  “(Ending) Civil War in the Classroom: A Peacebuilding Simulation,” PS Political Science & Politics 43, 1 (January 2010):


There often exists a problematic gap between more theoretical works on war-to-peace transitions, and the practical challenges that peacebuilding operations face in the field. This article describes the use of classroom simulation to highlight the complexity of contemporary multilateral peace operations. It describes the content and mechanics of the simulation, the issues that can arise in its operation, and strategies for most effectively integrating such a simulation into overall course objectives.

As always, comments are welcomed.


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