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GLST.7220 Civil Wars

Id: 041607 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


This course aims to examine the traditional and recent developments in the civil war literature Some topics that will be covered in this course include the causes and termination of civil wars; the organization of rebel groups and its effect on the dynamics of civil conflicts; constructing peace in the aftermath civil war as well as the role of the international actors in establishing lasting peace. The course will introduce three sets of empirical methods. The first set examines the traditional studies that test extant theories on large-N TSCS datasets. The second set focuses extensively on "micro-level" studies that use village-level or other spatially disaggregated unit of analysis.The third set examines recent methodological developments, particularly survey and field experiments.

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