17.586 Warlords, Terrorists, and Militias: Theorizing on Violent Non-State Actors


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Examines why non-state actors resort to violence, their means and tactics, and what can be done to counter that violence. Focuses on the production side of non-state violence, including the objectives and organization of insurgents, terrorists, militias and warlords, their mobilization strategies and support base, and how they coerce opponents. Also covers the response violence elicits from governments or other actors such as counterinsurgency or counterterrorism strategies.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.586 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by F. Christia.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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