2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

POSC 33033 Conflict and Negotiation

This class is a theoretical examination of interstate (international) and intrastate (civil) war. In particular, the class will examine whether or not the factors that lead states to fight wars are related to the factors that lead states to negotiate an end to conflicts. After a theoretical introduction to the causes of war and peace, the class will draw on historic and present conflicts to evaluate the various theoretical explanations presented in class.