GOVT 6596

GOVT 6596

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This seminar explores the politics of violence and nonviolence from a theoretical perspective. We will examine classic and contemporary theories of violence and nonviolence with attention to disputes concerning the nature of violence, the relationship between violence and power, the ethics of means and ends in politics, the psychological consequences of violence, the logic of nonviolent resistance, and the relationship between non/violence and conceptions of freedom, sovereignty, and humanity. These topics will guide an intensive study of M.K. Gandhi's critique of violence, along with writings by Marx, Kropotkin, Tolstoy, Weil, King, Fanon, Arendt, Butler, Agamben, and Tully.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 6596

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15963 GOVT 6596   SEM 101