Department of Political Science

PSC 570 Civil Order and Civil Violence

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics, International Relations
Typically offered every other year

Bethany Lacina
Fall 2013 — W 16:00-18:40

Course Syllabus

The course will cover theoretical and empirical scholarship on how political order is maintained and how it breaks down. Four literatures will be covered: canonical theories of social order and change; the origins and nature of the state; revolution; and civil war. Evaluation will be based on class participation and multiple, short writing assignments over the course of the semester. Graduate students in political science may count this course toward the international relations or comparative politics subfield.