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Political Violence - POL258

Aristotle described the human as a 'zoon politikon' (political animal). That is, humans are creatures that live in a polis and engage in politics. Humans also have a history of violence, through all ages and across all cultures. This unit explores intersections of these two expressions of human activity, politics and violence. It incorporates theoretical and philosophical perspectives and empirical analyses, including on war, terrorism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, genocide and ethnic cleansing, insurgencies and revolutions, protest and assassinations.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Steve Wood

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): POL252
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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