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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2004

GOV 390L • Comparative Race and Ethnicity

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37570 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 232

Course Description

This course will examine the politics of race using a comparative politics framework with an emphasis on empirical analysis. We will examine how race and ethnicity are defined in different national settings and the development of national models of assimilation vs. multiculturalism. We will compare different theoretical approaches to the study of race politics, including sociological approaches. The course will analyze contemporary debates on multiculturalism, and how they have impacted the integration of immigrants and minorities, particularly in Europe, but also Brazil. The course will also include a comparison of race politics in the U.S.

Grading Policy



Kymlicka, Multicultural Citizenship Hanchard, Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil Favell, Philosophies of Integration Gilroy, There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack Brubaker, Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany Kinder, Divided by Color: Racial Politics and Democratic Ideals Frymer, Uneasy Alliances: Race and Party Competition in America Saggar, Race and British Electoral Politics Bleich, Race Politics in Britain and France: Ideas and Policymaking since the 1960s A portion of the readings will be available for copying from the professor


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