Territorial Conflict OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Political Science Course on Territorial Conflict

Published Feb 02, 2009

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Expand your knowledge of international relations and geopolitics in this free OpenCourseWare offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Territorial Conflict' sets out to advance a greater understanding of land disputes between people or states. If you're pursuing a master's degree in political science or interested in international relations, you may be interested in this graduate-level course.

Territorial Conflict: Course Specifics

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Territorial Conflict: Course Description

It's known that territory is one of the major causes of dispute between people or states. But why do some disputes escalate into war while others are resolved? This free OpenCourseWare, developed by Professor M. Taylor Fravel, strives to gain insight into the many questions surrounding this issue. This course explores empirical research, theoretical writings and historical examples, such as the Falklands and the Algerian-Moroccan conflicts, in order to gain a better understanding of territorial fighting. Students examine territorial conflict through comprehensive reading, analytical thinking and both qualitative and quantitative research. This seminar was originally offered through the Political Science Department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

'Territorial Conflict' includes a calendar, a detailed reading list and additional online resources. If you're interested in taking this free OpenCourseWare, visit the global geopolitics course page.

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