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PSCI 551 State-Building and Conflict

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  • Spring 2020
    Scott Abramson, Bethany Lacina
    Spring 2020 — T 14:00 - 16:40
    Course Syllabus

    Civil order under girds all other political processes. When order exists, institutions that regulate violence within a specific population or jurisdiction. This course covers where order comes from, how it is sustained or challenged, and the emergence of states as the most common order-providing institutions. We also discuss how the boundaries between civil orders are created and eroded. We examine the roles of geography, political economy, ethnic identity, and nationalism in the boundaries between political communities.