Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9052
    Sched. No.: 113821439

War and Peace: New Thinking about the Causes of War and War Avoidance*
Section 1
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Moore, John N.
Turner, Robert F.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1900-2100 (SL366)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**
Current Enrollment:10 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**
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Course Description:

Whatever the focus of your professional career, one issue that ought to be of considerable interest to all citizens is the avoidance of war. This interdisciplinary seminar will explore some of the latest thinking about the causes of international armed conflict and the ways in which future wars might be avoided and peace preserved. This seminar builds upon work they began more than a decade ago as, respectively, the first Chairman of the Board and President of the congressionally-established U.S. Institute of Peace. Recent studies by Yale Professors Donald Kagan (History) and Bruce Russett (Political Science), and by University of Hawaii Political Science Professor Rudy Rummel, will be examined, along with a number of traditional intellectual approaches ranging from international law, arms control, and world federalism, to deterrence theory. This seminar will also explore the newest theory of international relations – “incentive theory” – as developed by Professor Moore in “Solving the War Puzzle.” Case studies of past wars will be examined to test competing theories. Prominent guest lecturers will also take part. Students will be expected to take an active part in discussion.

PREREQUISITE: National Security Law or International Law recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: A substantial research paper


Prerequisites:National Security Law or International Law recommended, but not required
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.