GOV 390L • Comparative Ethnic Politics
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
This course will examine the theoretical literatures on ethnic politics in a variety of national contexts. We will analyze different types of political behavior ranging from voting to violence. The questions that we will consider include the following. What determines membership in a particular ethnic group? Why do some ethnic groups mobilize politically as a group, while others do not? What forms does ethnic political participation take? How are ethnic politics shaped by institutions? What are the sources of ethnic conflict and how might it be resolved?
Students will be graded based on class participation (10%); an article review (15%); a book review (20%); a review essay (20%); and a research proposal (35%).