HIST 2181

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This sophomore seminar examines the theory and (often failed) practice of the state from absolutism to modern times. Students read famous theorist, lawyers, historians, social scientists, and diplomatic documents to explore the rights and obligations that states hold to their own subjects/citizens and to their fellow states. They will follow how these theories changed over time, and then test them against real examples of famous state failures, such as France just before the Revolution, Serbia in 1914, Nazi Germany, and Syria/Iraq/ISIS.

When Offered Spring.

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