GOV 365N • Genocide
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Why is there so much mass murder motivated by politics? Has there been more in the modern age, or is this something people have always done to each other? Can anything be done to lessen the likelihood of genocidal massacres in our time? These are the main questions to be addressed by this course. We will start by reading about some specific genocides and will conclude with a more general review of genocides through the ages, including some very current ones such as Darfur, and a discussion of what can be done to help prevent them.
2 Papers 50% (25% each) Final Exam 50%
Jan Gross, Neighbors Iris Chang, The Rape of Nanking Gerard Prunier, The Rwanda Daniel Chirot and Clark McCauley, Why Not Kill Them All: The Logic and Prevention of Mass Political Murder.