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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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PL 226 - States, Rebels, and, Warlords


Credits: 4
An examination of violent conflict in modern societies. Students will explore the role of the state as well as non-state actors in causing, escalating, and mitigating violence. Students will also address major questions underlying national and international security, such as: When does conflict turn violent? Under what conditions do victims become perpetrators, and perpetrators become victims? What are the causes of terrorism, and what is the state's role in terrorist activity? Is violence the only way to bring about major political change, or can nonviolent methods work? Are private military contractors changing the way we fight? Students will evaluate theoretical approaches to and empirical assessments of the role of violence in global politics.
Y. Biberman-Ocakli



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