Courses: Politics of Violence (POLSH334A01)

Fall 2010

Examines the evolution, the nature and the causes of violent, intra-state conflict. It pays attention to assessing alternative explanations that include the fear and insecurity provoked by failing states, resource scarcity and the spread of infectious disease and/or a manipulative and self-serving leadership. It places these conflicts in the context of writings about collective violence, revolutions and genocide and asks about the contribution and the responsibility of the international community to resolving civil strife.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or consent of instructor.

Fulfills: SO I Limit:15

Location

Haverford, Gest 103

Meeting Times

T 1:30-4:00