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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- Acquire knowledge and understanding about varieties of political violence, including relevant concepts, actors, theoretical perspectives, processes and contexts.
- Develop abilities to conduct independent research and deploy appropriate sources in a scholarly way.
- Build capacity to apply critical evaluation and debating skills, and enhance presentation in written forms.
- Develop a more extensive knowledge of particular sub-themes.
- Understand the importance of organisation and time management of workloads, and student responsibilities in this area.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite: 40cp at 1000 level or above OR (10cp in POL or POIR or POIX units) NCCW (2020 and onwards) POIR2580 Political Violence
No additional requirements
Aristotle described the human as a 'zoon politikon' (political animal). That is, humans are creatures that live in a polis and engage in politics. Humans also have a history of violence, through all ages and across all cultures. This unit explores intersections of these two expressions of human activity, politics and violence. It incorporates theoretical and philosophical perspectives and empirical analyses, including on war, terrorism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, genocide and ethnic cleansing, insurgencies and revolutions, protest and assassinations.
- Online tutorial presentation (20%)
- Final examination (35%)
- Research essay (35%)
- Online participation (10%)
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