Section Information for Summer 2020
This is an online asynchronous class. The course uses the tools of economics to explore various aspects of conflict, defense, and peace. Students will learn how to apply concepts from microeconomics to a variety of issues related to domestic defense and international relations. Among the topics covered are: an exploration of why conflict occurs, different forms of conflict, the arms trade, terrorism, torture, alternatives to conflict and war (e.g., sanctions), nation building, humanitarian intervention, and the impact of different political and economic systems on the likelihood of peace or conflict.
The reading for this course comes from the books, journal articles, and videos listed below. You do not need to purchase any books for this course.
ECON 695-D01 is a distance education section.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.