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The War in Iraq
SOC 272
Fall 2006
Section: 01  

The War in Iraq is the point of departure for engaging sociological debates about the making of United States foreign policy. How does the war reflect changing relations between the United States and the global social, cultural, political, and economic context in which it operates? Does the war mark the advent of a unipolar world, a drive toward and/or defense of such a world, or the eclipse of unipolarity and the return Great Power rivalry? What can the road to war illuminate about the institutional dynamics of decision-making within the United States? How have various forms of factionalism within the foreign policy establishment influenced the course of the war and the variety of public discourses about war within the United States? In what ways can the discipline of sociology (especially political sociology, the sociology of religious movements, and social movement theory) facilitate thoughtful dialogue and debate about the road to war, the institutional context in which war unfolds, and the dynamics of resistance and insurgency?

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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