CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Section: 001 Religion, Rights Security and Peacemaking
Term: WN 2010
Subject: International and Comparative Studies (CICS)
Department: LSA II: International Institute
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Enforced Prerequisites:
Junior standing or above.
Other Course Info:
CICS 401 can be counted only once for credit toward the Academic Minor in International Studies.
May be elected twice for credit.
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This seminar examines the relation between religion, rights, violence, political transitions, and peacemaking in the contemporary period in a number of selected cases. The new assertion of rights by religious institutions movements and individuals arises out of debates within religions spurred by a desire to figure out religion’s proper identity and mission in society. The development of ideas about rights and new commitments to nurture and defend these rights engages religions directly with power and with the state, and often arises in contexts of considerable violence. We will examine the experience of religions articulating and defending rights, and engaging violence and peacemaking in different ways in a selection of the following cases: the United States, Latin America, South Africa and other African cases, Eastern Europe, and South Asia.

CICS 401 - International Studies Advanced Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
4LSA International Studies Min
W 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 9781565492417
Mobilizing for human rights in Latin America, Author: Edward Cleary., Publisher: Kumarian Press 2007
ISBN: 9781890151843
Forgiveness and reconciliation : religion, public policy & conflict transformation, Author: edited by Raymond G. Helmick & Rodney L. Petersen., Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press 2002
ISBN: 9780415544412
Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka., Author: edited by Mahinda Deegalle., Publisher: Routledge 2009
ISBN: 1868143589
Commissioning the past : understanding South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Author: [edited by Deborah Posel and Graeme Simpson]., Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press 2002
ISBN: 0691006717
The saffron wave : democracy and Hindu nationalism in modern India, Author: Thomas Blom Hansen, Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press 1999
ISBN: 0870032143
Pakistan : between mosque and military, Author: Husain Haqqani., Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1. print. 2005
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