GOV 388L • International Conflict
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Consent of the Graduate Adviser must be obtained. Graduate standing required. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. "International conflict" can mean many things. This course will focus on military conflict among states. Its emphasis will not be on the conduct of war, but on understanding why wars occur and the effect of the possibility of war on the relations among states. This is a vast subject, and therefore there will be no attempt to treat it comprehensively. Rather some of the issues that have received the most attention from scholars in the field will be discussed.