Five College Consortium

Power, Conflict, and Crim

Subject Name: 

Political Science

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Amherst College

[CP] [SC - starting with the Class of 2015]  Using comparative case material drawn from Britain, Ireland and Europe this course considers the structural determining contexts of class, "race," gender, sexuality, and age focusing particularly on the relationship between power (formal and informal) and the regulation of "deviance," "crime," and "conflict." Through engaging critical primary research, the course will examine the experiential realities of individuals and communities within their historical, structural and reproductive contexts, with particular attention to the role of state intervention. Key topics include: institutionalized racism and sectarianism; gender, sexuality and violence; prisons and incarceration; marginalization and exclusion of children and young people; the "war on terror" and criminalized communities; justice transition in the North of Ireland and the legacy of conflict.

Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Karl Loewenstein Fellow Scraton

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Power, Conflict, and Crim
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Philip Scraton

W 02:00PM-05:00PM

MERR 314