Three MA scholarships are available on the topic “Peace-building in the Pacific” tenable at the Philosophy and Political Science Department of the University of Canterbury. These scholarships are part of the Marsden-funded project, Building Sustainable Peace in the Pacific, initially developed by the late Professor Jacob Bercovitch. This project aims to examine the post-conflict experiences of Pacific states: to understand why peace settlements and negotiations break down and violent conflict resumes: and to consider how best to achieve the foundations of long-lasting justice and reconciliation so as to create sustainable and durable peace. This project will consider a wide range of factors, including the role played by security forces and the judiciary; the role of development aid and economic restructuring; the part played by civil society and democratic institutions in fostering peace; the role of mediation in achieving peace; and the role of international organisations in conflict management.
Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree in Political Science Successful applicants should meet the academic requirements for enrolment in the degree of Master of Arts at the University of Canterbury and should take up the scholarship