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Political and Social Legacies of Civil Conflict

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Political and Social Legacies of Civil Conflict


Civil wars have been the dominant form of violent conflict around the world since 1945. These conflicts impact many elements of politics, such as state building, institutional design, and the ordering of political power, and also serve as critical junctures for societal and political change well into the future. This course examines the legacies of civil wars on political and social processes, including trust, civic life, regime type, and the prospects for enduring peace across a variety of cases from around the world. Recommended background: prior coursework in the social sciences.

Modes of Inquiry

Historical and Social Inquiry [HS]

Writing Credit


Departmental Course Attributes - Major/Minor Requirements

(PLTC: Institutional Politics), (PLTC: Security,Conflict,Coop)

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

One-time offering