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Spring 2022 Modern European Studies GR5001 section 001
Political Violence in 20C. Europe
Political Violence 20C Eu

Call Number 13776
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
1102 International Affairs Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Luca Falciola
Method of Instruction Hybrid 20-79
Course Description In the twentieth century, Europe became a site of extreme and extensive forms of political violence. This course will explore the main typologies of violence––driven by political motives and exerted by state and non-state actors––that emerged in that period, from both a historical and a theoretical point of view. The main goal of the course is to think critically about a set of substantive questions such as how people transformed political adversaries into enemies to be physically harmed; why some conflicts resulted in the killing of massive numbers of civilians; what were the social consequences of violence; and whether it is possible to observe patterns to violence’s occurrence in modern Europe.  The course proposes a multi-disciplinary approach that bridges History, Political Science, Sociology, and other fields of study that investigate this phenomenon. The course will locate political violence within its specific historical, geographical, and cultural contexts; shed light on the dynamics of radicalization, escalation, and de-escalation; and examine perpetrators’ individual as well as collective experiences. In addition to interpretative frameworks, the course will discuss a number of empirical cases, including the Armenian genocide in Turkey, paramilitarism in Italy, the civil war in Spain, and terrorism in Ireland and Germany.
Web Site Vergil
Department Modern European Studies
Enrollment 14 students (20 max) as of 8:03AM Friday, July 1, 2022
Subject Modern European Studies
Number GR5001
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221MEUS5001G001

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