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|GOVT 406 - Pol Violence in Name of God|
Everywhere we witness greater tensions and confrontations between religions and the secular principles of the international system. This course will address the following questions: Has secular nationalism failed? Why is religion seen as a legitimate alternative form of politics nationally and internationally? Is there a proclivity to violence from religious extremists? This course will assess the influence of religion on political violence at both the domestic and international level by looking at the theories of war in Islam and Christianity and their resonance with current conflicts in Iraq, Syria, sub Saharian `Africa and South East Asia. Each session will present the evolution of religious positions vis-à- vis political violence in different geopolitical contexts as well as the ways secular conflicts tend to become sacred. It will analyze the multifaceted calls to Jihad from Hezbollah or Hamas to ISIS. It will compare religious revolution and religious nationalisms from a Christian and Muslim perspectives.
3.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours
3.000 OR 4.000 Lecture hours
Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture
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