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Theories of Political Violence

Schedule

Monday, 27 April 2020 to Sunday, 14 June 2020
Total hours: 20
Hours of lectures: 20

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar

Prerequisites

Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"

Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"

Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"

Syllabus

This course aims to provide students with a solid grounding in theories of political violence and an opportunity to develop further independent study in the field. This is now a large area of study within sociology, political science, history, geography, anthropology and psychology and we will not be able to survey all of the literature on the subject. Instead, in the first part of the course we will review major theories on political violence; in the secon part, we will discuss major concepts and themes. This should serve as both a theoretical grounding and a field map, with the intention of highlighting exciting areas for further research. The course will be run as a seminar. This means that each session will be primarily a discussion rather than a lecture. Students should be prepared to discuss the readings that are listed for each session.