This course aims to nail down some of the basic issues that have been argued in the current research on peace and security.
The course is divided into four parts:
- Week 1: "When is War Necessary?", raises the question of military intervention in light of theories of just war.
- Week 2: "Power Transition and War", discusses the argument that global transitions in power distribution lead to hegemonic wars.
- Week 3: "Democratic Peace, Democratic Wars", is a reappraisal of the democratic peace theory, and asks if democratization by force provides international security.
- Week 4: "Conditions for Peace", is directed toward our new assessment of paths toward durable peace.
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