ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Winter 2012, Section 001 - The Organization of Violence
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Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
OS students will be given preference on the waitlist based on academic standing. Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to Organizational Studies Majors.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

This course explores the role of violence in business, society, and politics both historical and contemporary. It asks how violence affects enterprises, communities, and states but also how violence itself is organized in relation to its economic, social, and political contexts. Rather than simply regard violence as the antithesis of order, we will examine how violence has structured interactions and exchanges through time and across space.

Organized around a series of case studies, the course will look at pirates and street-gangs, mercenaries and slave-traders, terrorist groups and arms manufacturers, super-powers and “failed states”. Through such case studies, we will range from late Antiquity all the way to the present time in order to situate the organization of violence in its historical dimensions. We will draw on concepts and approaches from the disciplines of History, Sociology, Political Science, Cultural Anthropology, Philosophy, and Economics. As a result, the course is reading-intensive.

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Schedule

ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
19474
Open
9
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
25963
Open
19
9ORGSTUDY Majors
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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