POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 Citizenship and its Modern Challenges
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors only.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This undergraduate seminar is a comprehensive survey of citizenship practices around the world with a special emphasis on its modern challenges. It concentrates on a detailed examination of existing tensions between states and citizens on the one hand and nations and citizens on the other. The course has three thematically interrelated sections. First, we will examine the evolving meaning and practice of citizenship, from ancient Greece through the early 20th century. Here, students will be exposed to the writings by prominent thinkers whose ideas have profoundly influenced modern conceptions of politics, nation, state and citizenry. The second section embarks on an exciting analytical examination of various views of citizenship and community. Specifically, students will be exposed to the ideas and theories about citizenship and community by eight major schools of thought: Liberalism, Communitarianism, Liberal Nationalism, Multiculturalism, the Politics of Recognition, Cosmopolitanism, Diaspora and Transnational Politics, and Post-Nationalism. The third section is devoted to a comparative analysis of empirical studies from around the world. Empirical case-studies elaborate on challenging dilemmas of citizenship laws and immigration policies based on civic and ethnic ideals and national self-perceptions. Within this context, students will accumulate substantial knowledge about contentious claims to communal belonging and political membership. Finally, in the third section a special emphasis will be devoted to three unique and historically significant citizenship and nationality arrangements initiated by the Soviet Union, European Union and the United States.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
23820
Closed
0
21Jr>
-
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
29809
Closed
0
11POLSCI 111 or Jr>
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
29810
Closed
0
15Jr>
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
29835
Open
6
11Jr>
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0816628815
The citizenship debates : a reader, Author: Gershon Shafir, editor., Publisher: University of Minnesota Press 1998
Required
ISBN: 0870031597
From migrants to citizens : membership in a changing world, Author: T. Alexander Aleinikoff ... (e, Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for Interna 2000
Required
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