General Information: The materials for the course are available in one of several places, E-Reserve, the Frost Library reserve desk or a multilith packet which should be purchased from the Political Science Department office at Clark House. All students should purchase the multilith.
*Indicates film to be discussed in the class under which it is listed. Most of the films will be streamed for the course.
--regular class attendance, please send me an email if you miss class, explaining the reason for your absence.
--reading all the material in advance of the class for which it is assigned.
--informed class participation
--discuss readings on the blackboard at least once a week
--three papers which are due on October 2, November 7, Dec. 19.th Paper topics will be distributed about a week in advance of the due dates.
Mahmood Mamdani, “Reconciliation Without Justice”, South African Review of Books, 1996 E-Reserve
Alex Boraine, “Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa: the Third Way” and Martha Minow, “The Hope for Healing: What Can Truth Commissions Do?” in Truth V. Justice: The Morality ofTruth Commissions (M)
December 7: The New Imperialism? Niall Fergusson, Colossus: The Price of America’s Empire, ch. 5 (M)
Michael Mann, Incoherent Empire, chapter 4 (M)
December 9: “Terrorism” Osama Bin Laden, “Jihad against Jews and Crusaders” E-Reserve