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853-0015-00L  Conflict Research I: Causes of War in Historical Context

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersS. Rüegger, G. Schvitz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for Public Policy BA.


AbstractThis course offers an introduction to research on causes of wars. War as a social phenomenon is covered from the pre-state world to today's state system after the end of the Cold War. Topics include state formation and collapse, nationalism, decolonization, democracy, and ethnic conflict. Exercises complete the Lectures.
ObjectiveDeveloping an understanding for causes of war and their development over the last 500 years. Knowledge of fundamental concepts in research on causes of war.