ERIC Number: ED369669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Going to War? Bosnia and Beyond. A Study Circle Discussion Program.
McCoy, Martha L., Ed.
Designed to help people engage in constructive dialogue on whether the plight of the people of Bosnia calls for military intervention, the package provides the basis for three distinct and self-contained discussions that move conversation from general questions about what justifies the use of military force to specific questions about what to do in Bosnia. Session 1, "Are There Reasonable Grounds for War?" focuses on the ethical questions that arise when a nation considers military action. Brief text and four positions provide a starting point, and questions assist participant discussion. Section 2, "World Conflicts: Whose Responsibility?" present the post-Cold War debate over the role of the United Nations, the United States, and other nations in resolving world conflicts. Text and discussion questions aid participants in weighing various options. Session 3, "Bosnia: What Should Be Done? Who Should Do It?" lays out four options for intervention in Bosnia and provides the pros and cons to consider. This session includes a brief background piece on the history of the former Yugoslavia, leading up to the current conflict in Bosnia. Basic information on conducting a study circle follows the three sections. Descriptions outline a typical study circle, explain how to organize and lead a study circle, and provide suggestions for participants. A list of publications presents information on topical discussion programs and other resources from the Study Circles Resource Center. (CK)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Discussion Groups, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Ethics, Higher Education, International Relations, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Study Guides, War, World Problems
Topsfield Foundation, Inc., Study Circles Resource Center, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Cross-Cultural Education and Social Studies, Inc., Washington, DC.; Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Yugoslavia