Political Violence, Repression, and Organized Crime

POLSCI 364

This course introduces students to a research agenda on intra-state armed conflict, repression, and organized crime. The primary focus lies on how political and criminal armed groups interact with state agents and with civilian populations; how they recruit and maintain control over their members; how and why their internal institutions and their strategies of violence vary; and what the consequences of these patterns are. The course also explores the role of the state, particularly when it comes to the effects of wartime repression, mass incarceration, and the war on drugs. Not open to students who have taken Political Science 361. Instructor: Schubiger

Prerequisites

Not open to students who have taken Political Science 361

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • SS
Typically Offered
Occasionally