Ethno-political violence from hate crimes to genocide

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for POLITICS 356.


Examines the causes and prevention of ethno-political violence. Forms of violence examined include: hate crimes; ethnic and religious conflict; revolution, insurgency and civil war; mass killings and genocide. Students will become familiar with the main theories and explanations of this violence, numerous case studies and policies for their prevention.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for POLITICS 356.

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Availability 2022

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Chris Wilson


Coursework only


POLITICS 356: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Politics and International Relations, or POLITICS 106 and 30 points at Stage II in Global Politics and Human Rights