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PSCI/INTR 279 War and the Nation State

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  • Fall 2019
    Hein Goemans
    Fall 2019 ("W" Optional) — R 15:25 - 18:05
    Course Syllabus

    Examines the development of warfare and the growth of the state from the French Revolution to the end of the Second World War. Further examines the phenomenon of war in its broader socio-economic context, focusing on nationalism, bureaucratization, industrialization and democratization.

  • Fall 2016
    Hein Goemans
    Fall 2016 ("W" Optional) — TR 11:05 - 12:20
    Course Syllabus

    This course examines the development of warfare and the growth of the state from the French Revolution to the end of the Second World War. We examine the phenomenon of war in its broader socio-economic context, focusing on nationalism, bureaucratization, industrialization and democratization. We will go into some detail on the two major conflicts of the twentieth century, the First and Second World Wars. Students are required to do all the reading. Every student will make a presentation in class on the readings for one class (25% of the grade), and there will be one comprehensive final (75%).

  • Spring 2015
    Philip Arena
    Spring 2015 — MWF 10:25 - 11:15
    Course Syllabus

    This course consists of two parts. First, we will discuss the puzzle of war and assess various policies states have adopted to make themselves and the international system more secure. Second, we will discuss organized violence within states and governmental responses thereto. Game-theoretic and statistical models will appear throughout the course, but no prior background in either is assumed or required.

  • Fall 2013
    Hein Goemans
    Fall 2013 — TR 11:05 - 12:20
    Course Syllabus

    This course examines the development of warfare and the growth of the state from the French Revolution to the end of the Second World War. We examine the phenomenon of war in its broader socio-economic context, focusing on nationalism, bureaucratization, industrialization and democratization. We will go into some detail on the two major conflicts of the twentieth century, the First and Second World Wars. Students are required to do all the reading. Every student will make a presentation in class on the readings for one class (25% of the grade), and there will be one comprehensive final (75%).

  • Spring 2012
    Hein Goemans
    Spring 2012 ("W" Optional) — W 15:25 - 18:05

    This course examines the development of warfare and the growth of the state from the French Revolution to the end of the Second World War. We examine the phenomenon of war in its broader socio-economic context, focusing on nationalism, bureaucratization, industrialization and democratization. We will go into some detail on the two major conflicts of the twentieth century, the First and Second World Wars. Students are required to do all the reading. Every student will make a presentation in class on the readings for one class (25% of the grade), and there will be one comprehensive final (75%).

  • Fall 2010
    Hein Goemans
    Fall 2010 ("W" Optional) — R 16:50 - 19:30
    Course Syllabus

    This course examines the development of warfare and the growth of the state from the French Revolution to the end of the Second World War. We examine the phenomenon of war in its broader socio-economic context, focusing on nationalism, bureaucratization, industrialization and democratization. We will go into some detail on the two major conflicts of the twentieth century, the First and Second World Wars. Students are required to do all the reading. Every student will make a presentation in class on the readings for one class (25% of the grade), and there will be one comprehensive final (75%).

  • Fall 2009
    Hein Goemans
    Fall 2009 — R 16:50 - 19:30
    Course Syllabus

    This course examines the development of warfare and the growth of the state from the French Revolution to the end of the Second World War. We examine the phenomenon of war in its broader socio-economic context, focusing on nationalism, bureaucratization, industrialization and democratization. We will go into some detail on the two major conflicts of the twentieth century, the First and Second World Wars. Students are required to do all the reading. Every student will make a presentation in class on the readings for one class (25% of the grade), and there will be one comprehensive final (75%).