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DHP D207: Religion and Conflict in International Relations: Policymaking Assumptions, Analysis and Design

Course Description

This course explores the role of religion in the generation and resolution of conflict in contemporary international relations. Literatures on conventional and revisionist approaches to religion in international relations are considered, in order to identify conceptual and theoretical frameworks shaping policy responses to religion in world affairs. Case studies of religion as conflict-generator and conflict-resolver in international relations will consider: empirical evidence versus perceptions of religion as a conflict/peace variable; domestic and transnational religious actors as conflict-generators and peacebuilders; differentiation of religion, other identity factors, and material factors, in conflict and peace; and, religious actors as stakeholders in sustainable peacebuilding

Course faculty: Elizabeth H. Prodromou
Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Spring 2021

Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm