Land and Conflict in a Global Perspective|
Fall 2019 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
|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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(CIR)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)
Cotula, Lorenzo. 2013. THE GREAT AFRICAN LAND GRAB? AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT AND THE GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEM. Zed Books. ISBN: 9781780324203
|Examination and Assignments: |
2 short papers (5 pages), in-class presentation, final research paper (15-20 pages).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This section will be taught by a full-time visiting professor, Kathleen F. Klaus. More information about Professor Klaus is available at https://www.kathleenklaus.com.
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