Non-Violent Conflicts: Causes, Strategies, and Outcomes 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2021, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 29 March 2021

End date: 3 May 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-70511 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with a social science subject as the main field of study.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

What explains the outbreak of nonviolent conflict? The aim of this course is to deepen the understanding of the causes, dynamics, strategies, tactics, and outcomes of nonviolent, popular-based insurrections, that is, strategic nonviolent conflicts. The focus is on large-scale campaigns against governments, for goals such as regime change, territorial change, or end of foreign occupation. Key concepts like nonviolent mobilisation, political jiu-jitsu, backfire and radical flanks are highlighted.

More information


Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Gamla Torget 3, 1tr 753 20 Uppsala

Box 514, 751 20 UPPSALA


Chris Chau (Bachelor's level), Ingalill Blad Ögren (Master's level)


Telephone: +46 18 471 23 79, +46 18 471 23 49