Terrorism and Pol Violence
The course has an interdisciplinary perspective based in politics and history. Discussion aims to develop a working definition of “terrorism”. Often seen as specifically contemporary, terrorism has roots in antiquity (tyrannicide), the Middle Ages (Assassins), the Enlightenment (French revolutionary terror) and World War One (anarchism, Bolshevism). Students distinguish forms, antecedents to, and cases of political violence. Factors shaping and distinguishing terrorism are considered: nationalism, the state, the international system, culture, technology, ideology and inequality.
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