2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Mar 02, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PS 363 - Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict

(3.00 cr.)

Despite increasing global integration, identity-based conflicts persist throughout the world. This course provides an overview of the comparative study of nationalism and ethnic conflict, juxtaposing classic texts from the nationalism literature with contemporary cases to illustrate key themes. The course is divided into two complementary parts: theories of nationalism and explanations of nationalist conflict. Beginning with a theoretical exploration of the origins of national identity, the course addresses concepts including types of nationalism (ethnic, civic, revolutionary, and counter-revolutionary); aims and goals of nationalist movements (especially recognition, remedial policies, autonomy, and/or independence); nationalism and rationality; the ethnic security dilemma; democratization and nationalist conflict; colonial legacies; and structural solutions to violent nationalism, culminating in discussion on the future of nationalism in light of increasing global interconnectedness. GT/IPJ



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