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Accounting for Death in War

Separating Fact from Fiction

This course is for anyone interested in war, history and politics and/or the use and abuse of numbers and statistics. You don’t need an advanced knowledge of mathematics. You can use the hashtag #FLaccdeathwar to talk about this course on social media.

Topics Covered
  • Memorializing people who people who have died in wars, both combatants and civilians
  • The idea of casualty recording; listing war dead name-by-name or event-by-event with details about each case
  • Using statistical methods to estimate the total number of war deaths and breakdowns by categories
  • Estimating the number of non-violent deaths caused indirectly by war
  • Applications to air strikes and explosive violence worldwide and to wars in Kosovo, Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond
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Starts Jan 11 (last week)
Cost $59
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Instructors Michael Spagat, Nathan Woolley, Luqman Saeed
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
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Royal Holloway, University of London

Rating Not enough ratings
Length 3 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jan 11 (last week)
Cost $59
From Royal Holloway, University of London via FutureLearn
Instructors Michael Spagat, Nathan Woolley, Luqman Saeed
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Social Sciences
Tags Politics & the Modern World