20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module will provide students with an introduction to political violence and begins by engaging with debates over the conceptualisation of violence, and when violence should be understood as ¿political¿.  It will then introduce students to debates over the causes and consequences of violence through an examination of specific topics, which may include: histories of violence terrorism interstate war settler-colonial violence structural violence slow violence gender based violence war ecologies the politics of violence prevention violent resistance attempts to regulate violence.   We will explore these themes by asking how violence is refracted through race, gender, ethnicity, and other forms of social difference. Students will have the opportunity to explore these topics through specific examples and develop the necessary skills to apply them in practice.  The module will allow students to develop an understanding of the key theories, concepts, issues and themes in the study of political violence by: understanding the debates on the conceptualisation of ¿violence¿ and what makes violence ¿political¿ developing skills in critical analysis, writing, and presentation developing the ability to apply theories and issues to specific cases of political violence

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Single and Dual Honours degree programmes with Politics.

Staff Contact: STAMPNITZKY LISA R
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK