Political Violence

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

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

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


Course format: The course is articulated into seven sessions according to the syllabus, which will be provided in September. Every session will be primary organized as a collective discussion rather than a lecture. For each of the meetings, students are required to adopt a pro-active stance based on the reading of all the articles/chapters in the syllabus. During each session a student will prepare a 10 minutes presentation, with questions, comments and critics that can stimulate further discussion after the topic of the session has been presented from the lecturer. All students must do the readings and active participation in the seminar is compulsory. Academic guests from SNS will give invited talks on specific topics related to the course.

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Overview of the course: This course aims to provide a guide towards the development of an independent investigation of political violence. 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. This course serves as both a theoretical grounding and a field map, with the intention of highlighting exciting areas for further research on political violence. Looking across-geographical areas and historical periods, the various sessions will discuss course readings as well as critical background, concepts, theories, and ideas that complement the readings referring to relevant studies in political violence. The course will serve as a guide for further independent study.