17.582 Civil War

Spring 2005

Civilians in south Sudan flee that country's civil war.

No refuge. Civilians in south Sudan flee that country's civil war, now in its twentieth year. (Image by Sven Torfinn/Panos Pictures. Courtesy of National Institutes of Health.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive readings section.

Course Description

This course surveys the social science literature on civil war. It studies the origins of civil war, discusses variables affecting duration, and examines termination of conflict. This subject is highly interdisciplinary and covers a wide variety of cases, although with concentration on various Balkan civil wars.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Roger Petersen

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
2 hours / session

Level

Graduate