Graduate Course Code: POL2322H1S L0101
Topics in Comparative Politics II
Civil War and Political Violence
The general theme of this course is to understand the origins, dynamics, and processes of political violence which observers often characterize and classify as “racial” or “ethnic” or “religious” in nature. In particular the course focuses on understanding one particular type of political violence, called civil wars or insurgencies, which is a conflict between a state and at least one armed non state actor within its territory.
Format and Requirements
Discussion-style format. Students are expected to do all readings before each class and contribute to class discussions each week. Assignments include in-class presentations, several short essays, and one research paper.
2.0 POL credits in Comparative Politics. See Department's website for POL courses by area group. http://politics.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/courses/fallwinter-timetable