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17.581 Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
Not offered regularly; consult department

12 Units. HASS-S

Examines different types of violent political conflict. Compares and contrasts several social science approaches (psychological, sociological, and political) and analyzes their ability to explain variation in outbreak, duration and outcome of conflict. Examines incidents such as riots in the US during the 1960's, riots in India, the Yugoslav wars, and the Russian Revolution, in addition to current international events.

R. Petersen

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