POL416H1: Civil War and Counterinsurgency



This course overviews the origins, dynamics, and outcomes of civil war and counterinsurgency. It provides a theoretical, empirical, and methodological foundation for understanding these forms of conflict, the logic of their violence, and the determinants of their duration and outcomes.

POL487H1 (Topics in International Politics II: Civil War and Counterinsurgency), offered in Winter 2018 and Winter 2019; POL487H5 (Topics in International Relations: Insurgents, Criminals, Warlords: Understanding Violent Non-State Actors in International Politics), offered in Fall 2020
Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Society and its Institutions (3)
Mode of Delivery
In Class