International Politics: Special Topics: The Causes of War
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POLS 075. International Politics: Special Topics: The Causes of War


The causes of war is arguably one of the most important issues in the field of international politics. In each week of the course, a candidate theory will be examined, and a specific war will be analyzed in depth to test the validity of the theory. Topics will include revolution and war, capitalism and war, misperception and war, and resource scarcity and war. The course will conclude with a discussion of the future of war, particularly the likelihood of conflict among the great powers.
Prerequisite: POLS 004  or equivalent.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for PEAC
Spring 2018. Tierney.
Spring 2019. Tierney.
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science


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