Department of Political Science

PSC/IR 273 The Politics of Terrorism

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New Political Science Track: War, Violence, and Cooperation
New International Relations Track: Peace and Conflict

Old Political Science Field: International Relations
Old International Relations Track: Global Security (A)

Alexander Lee
Fall 2016 ("W" Optional) — MW 14:00-15:15

Course Syllabus

Over the past century, terrorism has become a common feature of world politics, enabling small groups of individuals to have a disproportionate influence on the politics of both developed and underdeveloped countries. This course explores some of the fundamental questions of terrorism: Why individuals join terrorist groups, why terrorist groups adopt certain tactics such as suicide bombing, how terrorist groups organize themselves, and what counterterrorism strategies are effective? No previous knowledge of the subject is required.

Alexander Lee
Fall 2015 — TR 9:40-10:55

Course Syllabus

Over the past century, terrorism has become a common feature of world politics, enabling small groups of individuals to have a disproportionate influence on the politics of both developed and underdeveloped countries. This course explores some of the fundamental questions of terrorism: Why individuals join terrorist groups, why terrorist groups adopt certain tactics such as suicide bombing, how terrorist groups organize themselves, and what counterterrorism strategies are effective? No previous knowledge of the subject is required.

Alexander Lee
Fall 2014 — TR 9:40-10:55

Course Syllabus

Over the past century, terrorism has become a common feature of world politics, enabling small groups of individuals to have a disproportionate influence on the politics of both developed and underdeveloped countries. This course explores some of the fundamental questions of terrorism: Why individuals join terrorist groups, why terrorist groups adopt certain tactics such as suicide bombing, how terrorist groups organize themselves, and what counterterrorism strategies are effective? No previous knowledge of the subject is required.