PSC/IR 273 The Politics of Terrorism

Political Science Field: International Relations
International Relations Track: Global Security (A)
Typically offered every year

Alexander Lee
Fall 2014 — TR 9:40-10:55

Course Syllabus

Over the past century, terrorism has become a common feature of world politics, enabling small groups of individuals to have a disproportionate influence on the politics of both developed and underdeveloped countries. This course explores some of the fundamental questions of terrorism: Why individuals join terrorist groups, why terrorist groups adopt certain tactics such as suicide bombing, how terrorist groups organize themselves, and what counterterrorism strategies are effective? No previous knowledge of the subject is required.