POL S 401
Topics can include, but are not limited to, analytical theory pertaining to justice, exploitation, and freedom; revolution and social changes; collective choice and action; sexuality and politics; critical theory; Marxist theory; post-structuralism. Content varies. Recommended: POL S 201.
In this course we will explore the theme of political violence. What is the nature of violence? How is violence to be differentiated from power? Why do people take part in organized violence? What, if any, is the legitimate role of violence in society? Further: Does politics solve the problems of violence, or is politics violence by other means? Does law tame violence, or is law inherently violent?
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