Department of Political Science

PSC/IR 265 Civil War and the International System

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New Political Science Track: Elections and GovernmentWar, Violence, and Cooperation
New International Relations Track: Governance of NationsPeace and Conflict

Old Political Science Field: Comparative PoliticsInternational Relations
Old International Relations Track: Global Security (A)Governance of Nations (C)

Bethany Lacina
Fall 2017 — MW 10:25-11:40

Civil wars are now the most common form of armed combat in the world. However, as recent American forays in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya have illustrated, civil wars are rarely fought in isolation. Each side looks to foreign actors for military support or outright intervention. Meanwhile, international organizations like the United Nations mediate conflicts and initiate peacekeeping missions. As such, this course analyzes how the international system interacts with civil conflict. There are two midterms and a cumulative final, all based on essay prompts distributed in advance of the test.

Casey Crisman-Cox
Spring 2016 — MW 10:25-11:40

Course Syllabus

Addresses the question of when and where civil wars occur and what their effects are domestically and internationally. Also examine role played by external actors in civil war, such as financial support to governments or insurgents, armed interventions, and peacekeeping missions.

William Spaniel
Spring 2015 — TR 15:25-16:40

Course Syllabus

Civil wars are now the most common form of armed combat in the world. However, as recent American forays in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya have illustrated, civil wars are rarely fought in isolation. Each side looks to foreign actors for military support or outright intervention. Meanwhile, international organizations like the United Nations mediate conflicts and initiate peacekeeping missions. As such, this course analyzes how the international system interacts with civil conflict.

William Spaniel
Spring 2014 — TR 15:25-16:40

Course Syllabus

Civil wars are now the most common form of armed combat in the world. However, as recent American forays in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya have illustrated, civil wars are rarely fought in isolation. Each side looks to foreign actors for military support or outright intervention. Meanwhile, international organizations like the United Nations mediate conflicts and initiate peacekeeping missions. As such, this course analyzes how the international system interacts with civil conflict.

Bethany Lacina
Fall 2012 — MW 12:30-13:45

Course Syllabus

Addresses the question of when and where civil wars occur and what their effects are domestically and internationally. Also examine role played by external actors in civil war, such as financial support to governments or insurgents, armed interventions, and peacekeeping missions.

Bethany Lacina
Fall 2011 — MW 12:30-13:45

Course Syllabus

Addresses the question of when and where civil wars occur and what their effects are domestically and internationally. Also examine role played by external actors in civil war, such as financial support to governments or insurgents, armed interventions, and peacekeeping missions.

Bethany Lacina
Fall 2010 — MW 12:30-13:45

Course Syllabus

Addresses the question of when and where civil wars occur and what their effects are domestically and internationally. Also examine role played by external actors in civil war, such as financial support to governments or insurgents, armed interventions, and peacekeeping missions.