Empirical and Theoretical Approaches to Security, Peace and Conflict

POLSCI 724

Course provides a survey of the extant, state-of-the-art models in the broad area of Security, Peace and Conflict. Each topic will survey the theoretical and empirical evidence that is marshaled in the literature. Topics include: Strategic Dependencies; Rational Choice; Bargaining: Escalation; Deterrence; Arms Races; Alliances; Mediation; Domestic Politics; Civil Wars; Sanctions; International Institutions; Trade; and other topics. 3 units.