POLI:335 War and Politics.

Analyzes issues of war and conflict in the international system, largely from a theoretical perspective. Students examine the questions of why states go to war, how wars can be prevented, how states fight wars and how such conflicts end. Case studies of wars, including World War II and the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be studied. Arms control, terrorism and peacekeeping are also discussed. There are no prerequisites; however, POLI:131 or POLI:133 is recommended. 4 SH.