Summer Timetable

POL487H1S L5101

Topics in International Politics II

Dynamics of Civil Wars and Political Violence


What is a civil war, and what does it look like? How do civil wars affect societies during and after the war? This course explores these questions by investigating different topics on civil wars, organised into causes, dynamics, and the aftermath of civil war. Students will engage in a debate on topics such as: competing causes of civil wars and variations in violence, the political economy of civil wars, patterns of violence, the varying aftermath of civil wars, and whether memories of war and violence become a realm of politics

Format and Requirements

Essays, presentations, in-class participations


POL208H1 or POL208Y1 or POL209H5 or POLB80H3