Politics in Violence
Exploration of the role of violence in politics. What is the role of violence in the formation and consolidation of states? What is the relationship between violence and political regimes? In-depth analysis of the varieties of political violence in contemporary world: terrorism, coups, riots, wars, protest violence, revolutions. Combination of theoretical analysis and empirical exploration of cases. Exploration of non-violent forms of resistance and protest. Reading responses and final research paper required. One course.