|HIST4861||Terrorism in History (O)||3 ch (3C) [W]|
This course examines the use of terrorism as an agent of political change and repression in history. It introduces students to the debates over the definition and nature of terrorism and over the causes of the phenomenon. It explores the use of terrorism by institutional and state apparatus and by non-state groups, and the theories and theorists which underpinned its use. The course also discusses the impact on victims and societies, and efforts by nation-states and the international community to deal with the issue. Cases used to illustrate the course themes will cover the span of history, but will concentrate primarily on the 20th century.