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Spring 2020
Apr 09, 2020
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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

Government Department

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