ETHNIC AND CIVIL CONFLICT IN SOUTHERN EUROPE AND CYPRUS

EST2ECC

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate civil wars motivated by ideological differences within a single culture or by identity conflicts over ethnicity, race, and religion within a multiethnic polity. We explore similarities and differences in the experiences of Spain, Italy, Greece and Cyprus with nation-building, social revolution, modernization, civil war, and reconciliation in the twentieth century. The response of the International community to civil conflict and ethnic tensions in these countries is examined together with the ways in which outside intervention has shaped the length and internal dynamics of the conflicts. We conclude with an assessment of the prospect for a lasting peace in Cyprus and of the challenges of justice, reconciliation, and economic reconstruction.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EST3ECC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Offered subject to enrolment numbers, staff and funding availability

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHostage to history: Cyprus from the Ottomans to KissingerRecommendedHitchens, C.VERSO 1997
ReadingsThe Spanish Civil WarRecommendedThomas, H.PENGUIN 2001
ReadingsThe origins of the Greek Civil WarRecommendedClose, D.LONGMAN 1995.

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMaria Herodotou

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture/workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one final examination (1600-word equivalent)40
one research essay (1600-word equivalent)40
online quizzes (800-word equivalent)20