Examines major theories of both international and civil wars and reviews major empirical studies that test theories of conflict. The topics include the onset of armed conflict, the duration and outcomes of wars, and the durability of peace in the aftermath of wars. The focus is on developing an understanding of central debates in the literature and primary empirical findings from quantitative and cross-national analyses that are of policy relevance.

Recommended: GVPT200. Restriction: Must be in the MA in International Relations program; or permission of Government and Politics department.
Credits: 3

Course Offerings

Fall 2022Instructor: Deniz CilView: Syllabus