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Land and Conflict in a Global Perspective

GOVT 306
Fall 2019 not offered
Certificates: International Relations, International Relations Minor, African Studies Minor
Course Cluster: African Studies, African Studies Minor

For much of the world's population, land sustains livelihoods, shapes identities, and provides a source of investment and security. Yet the centrality of land in everyday life also means that it can become a source of contentious politics and violence. This course explores the meanings that people attach to land, the institutions that affect land access and security, and the mechanisms through which land shapes conflict. We also consider how a close focus on land affects policy debates around issues such as economic development, food security, and post-conflict peacebuilding. The course examines these questions in several country contexts including Kenya, China, Indonesia, Colombia, and Afghanistan. The course is interdisciplinary in its approach and should appeal to students interested in peace and conflict issues, environmental politics, international development, and human rights.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)

Last Updated on JUL-12-2024
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