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The Causes of Modern War

GOVT 330
Spring 2011 not offered
Certificates: International Relations

The course explores the causes of interstate war, with a focus on preventable causes. Topics to be examined include the security dilemma, diversionary war, deterrence, power transition theory, misperceptions, the role of regime type, and economic causes of war. These theories will be examined in the context of some of the major wars of the modern era, including the Crimean War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Six-Day War, and the Gulf Wars.

Essential Capabilities:
Students are expected to write multiple papers, tackling myriad subjects and a variety of approaches. We examine not only concrete causes of war, but also ethical issues associated with the initiation and conduct of conflict.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)

Last Updated on APR-24-2024
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