The 3 Cs of War: Causes, Cures, Consequences

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The 3 Cs of War: Causes, Cures, Consequences

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Junior standing is required, as is introduction to international relations. Other students may be admitted with consent of the instructor.

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    What is war? Why does a war start? How can peace be created? The course examines how wars impact political, economic, and cultural developments in various countries. It examines both international and internal wars (including ethno-political and environmental conflicts)and their relative importance at different historic periods. It defines war, analyzes the reasons for the outbreak of war and the ways in which peace can be created. The course starts with a brief historic overview and then focuses in more detail on the wars of the end of the 20th century. The course also addresses the question how the occurrences of wars, their types, conduct and outcomes influence various
    developments in international and domestic systems. The course draws on the readings from international relations and comparative politics as well as works in political philosophy and history. The approach is comparative across time and space.

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