SEST-537 Ethnic Conflict and Civil War
The course provides students with a framework for analyzing and understanding these conflicts, as well as an overview of developments in many parts of the world. The first part of the course analyzes the causes of ethnic conflict and civil war, including security, political, ideological, religious, environmental, demographic, economic, and regional factors. The second part of the course examines conflict outcomes, including war, partition, genocide, political domination, ethnic assimilation, and accommodation. The third and final part of the course examines international responses to these problems, including the roles played by key actors such as the United States and the United Nations and the use of policy instruments such as mediation, peacekeeping, economic sanctions, and military force. Cases to be examined include conflicts in: Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Georgia, India, Israel, Liberia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Mozambique, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, and the political entity formerly known as Zaire.
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Spring '05: Brown, M. (file download)
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