Fall 2013 — W 16:00-18:40
The course will cover theoretical and empirical scholarship on how political order is maintained and how it breaks
down. Four literatures will be covered: canonical theories of social order and change; the origins and nature of the state; revolution; and
civil war. Evaluation will be based on class participation and multiple, short writing assignments over the course of the semester.
Graduate students in political science may count this course toward the international relations or comparative politics subfield.