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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSCI 24500 - Political Violence

Course Credit: 1
POLITICAL VIOLENCE This course examines why political violence occurs, how it is used, what its effects are, and how it can be countered (material often classified as a sub-field of both comparative politics and political sociology). This course examines numerous subjects, including: why state and non-state actors use violent means to pursue political ends, dynamics of repression, torture, death squads, state terrorism, riots, coups, revolutions, civil wars, communal conflict, violence by insurgents and terrorists, counterinsurgencies, and why actors engage in atrocities against civilians. This course is a fully participatory social science seminar. Expections: a background in political science, sociology or history. [HSS]