2017 - 2018
Half Semester-First half
|The Role of Religion in War and in Peacebuilding|
|FACULTY OF LAW|
The Role of Religion in War and PeaceBuilding
Prof. Suzanne Stone
The religious-ethnic-nationalist conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have given rise to a dramatic re-examination of the role of religion in both promoting and preventing conflict. This course examines how diverse religious traditions view world order, the morality of and norms governing war, and post-war reconciliation. We will explore these topics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: comparative law, sociology of religion, political theory, and religious studies. The course will combine theory with case studies drawn from the contemporary Middle East, including Israel.
Grade Components: 100% Take Home Exam