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Fall 2017
Nov 24, 2017
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SEST 537 - Ethnic Conflict & Civil War
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a framework for understanding and analyzing ethnic conflicts.   The first part of the course provides a general overview for understanding ethnic and nationalist conflict.  The second part of the course analyzes the causes of ethnic conflict and civil war, including psychological, historical, political, ethnic, ideological, religious and economic factors. The third part of the course examines domestic strategies for dealing with ethnic and political differences, including accommodation, domination, co-optation, assimilation, secession and genocide. The fourth and final part of the course examines international responses to ethnic and nationalist conflict, including the use of policy instruments such as economic measures, mediation and military force.  A wide selection of cases studies are used illustrate theoretical arguments.  The course is run as a seminar.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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