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SSWI-233T Violence As Politics

3 Credits

  • SSWI-233T-01

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

    2:00 pm – 4:50 pm

    Online, ONLINE

This course is a critical study of the relationship between violence and political power. It provides analytical skills to understand the context and circumstances of violence as political. This is a study of critical evaluation of various perspectives on the relationship between violence and power, and an interrogation of the causes and consequences of violent forms of political actions and actors by focusing on how violence is conceptualized, legitimized, challenged and critiques. Samples of historical episodes and literary representations of collective violence such as civil wars, genocides, ethnic cleansings, regional battles, revolutionary warfares and global wars are identified to capture justifications and de/legitimizations of violence by perpetuators, participants, resistors and survivors.