Conflict in Africa
Examines selected aspects on conflict in primarily sub-Saharan Africa. We focus on issues such as: theories of conflict; types of actors; behavior, especially civilian victimization; how conflicts end; and the moral evaluation of conflict. Cases and comparisons include: the 1998 Great Lakes Conflict; the child and corporate soldier in Sierra Leone and Uganda; causes and patterns of civilian victimization; the current conflict in Zimbabwe; and the problems of accountability as experienced by the International Criminal Court and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Sample reading list:
Robert Muggah (ed.), No Refuge: The Crisis of Refugee Militarization in Africa
Christopher Blattman, The Causes of Child Soldiering: Theory and Evidence
Sabelo Gumedze (ed.), The Private Security Sector in Africa
Alexander B. Downes, Targeting Civilians in War
Filip Reyntjens, Rwanda Ten Years On: From Genocide to Dictatorship
Nicholas Waddell & Phil Clark (eds.), Courting Conflict? Justice, Peace and the ICC in Africa
See instructor for complete list
Reading: Approximately 150 pages per week.
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Not Open to Freshmen.
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