Over the past four decades, violence and conflict have destroyed communities and families, torn apart nations, and undermined sustainable development prospects across large swathes of the developing world. The 21st Century has to date witnessed a continuing pattern of fragile stability punctured by outbreaks of armed conflict and social disruption. Issues of violence and conflict have become central to international politics and to development policy and discourse. In order to comprehend the modern world, a full appreciation of the realities of conflict and violence, both theoretical and practice-based, has become essential. CDS – in conjunction with the Department of Politics and International Relations – has launched a new postgraduate programme to meet such demands.
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