17.582 Civil War, Spring 2005
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This course surveys the social science literature on civil war. It studies the origins of civil war, discusses variables affecting duration, and examines termination of conflict. This subject is highly interdisciplinary and covers a wide variety of cases, although with concentration on various Balkan civil wars.
Political science, social science, civil war, origins, duration, termination, conflict, Balkan, World Bank, Identity, fear, greed, death, intervention, peace, Columbia, Sudan, Iraq, El Salvador, South Africa, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865