Created by Dr Colin Salter

PEACE ST 2BB3: Introduction to the Study of War (2010/11)

War is all around us. It is in our history, in our present and likely in our future for some time to come. Given our awareness of the suffering and violence of war, why do we continue to wage war as a response to conflict? To reflect on these questions and many others, PS 2BB3 explores the study of war from various perspectives— grounded in a peace studies approach. Cultural, ideological and structural bases for intra and international conflict and war are engaged with to seek to understand the causes of war and how we often attempt to justify it.