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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Spring 2008

GOV 388L • Borders, Territory, & Conflict

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39565 T
7:00 PM-10:00 PM
BAT 5.102
Gavrilis, G

Course Description

This seminar focuses on the shifting meaning of territoriality and issues that govern conflict, protection, policing and rule over territory. Topics covered include the economic, emotional, and political value of territory; the political organization of empires versus modern states; boundaries; the geography of ethnic conflict; and interstate territorial disputes. Readings include literature from political science, history, sociology, and anthropology. Your aim in the seminar is two-fold: (a) to contribute to a sustained discussion and debate on how to study territoriality; and (b) to craft a solid research paper on a topic of territoriality.

Grading Policy

30% Class participation & presentations 70% Research paper (approximately 30-40 pages)

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