Professor Cederman and his staff will teach the following courses at the ETH in the spring term 2017:

Political Order and Conflict (857-0006-00L)

This seminar builds on the MACIS seminar on political violence and covers primarily the quantitative literature on civil and regional wars, especially with respect to the effect of economic and ethnic factors, political institutions and the geographic and international context. The students will develop an original research question to be dealt with in a research paper.

This seminar covers ethnic violence, political-economy perspectives on war, the role of political institutions, and the international dimensions of civil conflict. The goal of the seminar is to expose the students to these topics by allowing them to discuss them in class and to write a term paper addressing an original research question.

Lecturers: Lars-Erik Cederman and Manuel Vogt

ECTS credits: 8 credits

Inaugural lecture

The introductory lecture presented by Lars-Erik Cederman on June 10, 2004. The video recording of the event is also available:


Material from previously offered courses can be found in the archive section.