Conflict in International Relations explores the causes and effects of international strife. Students will examine the structure of the international system as well as the dynamics of conflict and aggression among individuals, groups, and states. By examining the work of current and past theorists and practitioners, students will gain insight into the causes of war and peace, the politics of revolution and insurgency, the logic of terrorism, the importance of human rights, and the nuclear predicament. Finally, students will analyze potential mechanisms for managing international conflicts and implementing policies of peace at a global level.
Advisory: To be successful in this course, students should have earned 6 credits in political science or have comparable knowledge and experience.
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