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POLI 2512 The Causes of War (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In the first two-thirds of the course we will survey the major strands of theory concerning the causes of war and apply them to the First World War-a monumental human disaster for Europe and a pivotal event in world politics, therefore making it a very important case. The last one-third of the class will focus on contemporary problems of war and peace (e.g., civil wars, ethnic conflict, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism) using theoretical approaches introduced earlier as well as new ones.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Timothy Crawford

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Feb-18