PACS 321: Internal Conflict and Violence

The nature of conflict has changed with the demise of the cold war. Today’s conflicts are more of internal than international nature thus widening the scope of studying these conflicts. This course aims at developing understanding about the causes and consequences of those conflicts from an inclusive viewpoint. It incorporates the study of basic theories, concepts and frameworks related to internal conflicts and war. It encourages students’ practical understanding of various conflicts in the regions across the world.
The course covers the introduction to internal conflict: concept, definition and dimensions, typology of internal conflict: civil war, genocide, religious militancy, sectarian and communal violence; causes of internal conflict and violence: structural, political, economic and cultural causes; theories and approaches to internal conflict:

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