Prof. Roger Petersen
This course examines different types of violent political conflict. It compares and contrasts several social science approaches (psychological, sociological, and political) and analyzes their ability to explain variation in outbreak, duration and outcome of conflict. Incidents such as riots in the U.S. during the 1960's, riots in India, the Yugoslav wars, and the Russian Revolution, as well as current international events are discussed.
Petersen, Roger. 17.581 Riots, Rebellions, Revolutions, Spring 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-581-riots-rebellions-revolutions-spring-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA