Professor Cederman and his staff will teach the following courses at the ETH in the spring term 2019:
This course offers an introduction to political violence in domestic and international politics. The course covers explanations of interstate wars, theories of civil and ethnic wars and regional conflict. Other topics include new threats, including transnational terrorist networks and other non-state actors, and the relationship between conflict and nation-building and democratization processes.
Lecturers: Andreas Wenger and Lars-Erik Cederman
ECTS credits: 8 credits
This course offers an introduction to research on the causes and solutions to political violence in domestic and international politics. First, we discuss the definitions and concepts used in conflict research, the data and methods commonly applied and their historical development. Second, we focus on interstate wars und examine in this context state formation, nationalism and democracy. Then we focus on different types of political violence, including civil war or terrorism. The third part of the course analyses current political conflicts.
Lecturer: Seraina Rüegger
ECTS credits: 4 credits