PSCI 340 Why States Fail: Political Violence at the End of the 20th Century

Last offered Spring 2014

This course considers the origins of political violence and state failure at the end of the 20th century. It seeks to address why there was a resurgence of political violence at the dawn of the 21st century. Toward that end, we begin by considering competing explanations of political violence (ethnicity, democratization, natural-resource endowments, and predatory elites). We then move on to the empirical section of the course in which we cover case studies of state failure in parts of Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Class Format: seminar/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: seminar participation, two oral presentations and a research paper
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Prerequisites: one of the following: PSCI 201, 202, 203, 204, 229, 243, 250, 254 or the permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Political Science majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II
Other Attributes: POEC Comparative POEC/Public Policy Courses,PSCI Comparative Politics Courses,PSCI Research Courses
Enrollment Limit: 14
Expected Enrollment: 14
Class Number: 3427
PSCI 340 SEM Why States Fail Division 2: Social Studies Ngonidzashe Munemo
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