Curricular Unit:Code:
Psychosociology of Conflict: Negotiation and Mediation777PCNM
2UndergraduatePolitical Science and International Relations6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
1. To acquire knowledge and ability to understanding of the conflict, the constructive management of it, the negotiation and mediation;
2. Demonstrate theoretical knowledge in the study of conflict and its management, including negotiation and mediation procedures;
3. To identify and discuss the different techniques of constructive conflict management in different areas;
4. Be able to apply theoretical knowledge to practical cases;
5. Demonstrate a critical attitude and self-criticism;
6. Reveal capacity of oral and written communication;
7. Collect and organize information.
Analysis of international conflict. Concept, approaches and typologies.
Abilities of constructive conflict management.
Negotiation. Concept and characteristics of negotiation. Structural factors of the negotiation process. Negotiation strategies and tactics.
Cognitive processes in negotiation and mediation.
International and diplomatic mediation.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The course's contents were selected based on their empirical validity, applicability and relevance to the field. The inclusion of diverse approaches provides students with a comprehensive perspective of the actual scope of this field. Hence, the course contents provide students with a solid, comprehensive, up to date and empirically valid basis to build their knowledge on, encouraging further research as well as the application of the presented theoretical models.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Continuous.Two written theoretical tests (50% of final grade each)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching methods are theoretical-practical classes, including (1) explanation and debate of relevant theoretical concepts; (2) demonstration of the practical application of those concepts; and (3) guidance of autonomous study by the students, consulting the recommended references. The assessment consists of two written theoretical tests, worth 50% of the final grade each.
Bercovitch, J. (2011). Theory and practice of international mediation. London: Routledge.
Cunha, P. e Leitão, S. (2016). Manual de gestão construtiva de conflitos (3ª edição). Porto: Edições UFP.
De Dreu, C. K. W. & Gelfand, M. J. (2008). The psychology of conflict and conflict management in organizations. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Greig, J. M. & Diehl, P. F. (2012). International mediation. Cambridge: Polity.
Jeong, H-W. (2016). International negotiation: Process and strategies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Moore, C. (2014). The mediation process: Practical strategies for resolving conflict (4th Edition). New York: Jossey-Bass.