POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 101 Ethnicity and Nationalism in Contemporary Politics
Term: SP 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The course explores ethnicity and nationalism, as well as the contemporary role of these concepts in politics and international relations. The course is designed to give students an overview of ethnic politics with a focus on the forces that shape the development of ethnic identities and emergence of nationalism. During the course, we will investigate democracy and democratization in multi-ethnic states, ethnic assertion and violence and identity formation. A variety of case studies are incorporated to give students a comparative perspective and a contextualized understanding, including Russia, India, Nigeria and the former Yugoslavia.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
P
55075
Open
20
 
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TuWTh 12:00PM - 2:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


Note:
Copies of the textbooks will be available on reserve, and the instructor will have some additional copies to loan to students.
ISBN: 0860915468
Imagined communities reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, Author: Benedict Anderson, Publisher: Verso Revised ed 1996
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0801492637
Nations and nationalism, Author: Ernest Gellner., Publisher: Cornell University Press [Nachdr.] 1995
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0691048258
One for all : the logic of group conflict., Author: Russell Hardin., Publisher: Princeton Univ Press 2. print. 1995
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0520227069
Ethnic groups in conflict, Author: Donald L. Horowitz., Publisher: Univ. of California Press [2. ed.] 2000
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0226467902
Hegemony and culture : politics and religious change among the Yoruba, Author: David D. Laitin., Publisher: University of Chicago Press 1986
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780521670043
The logic of violence in civil war, Author: Stathis N. Kalyvas., Publisher: Cambridge University Press Reprint. 2008
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0300100132
Ethnic conflict and civic life : Hindus and Muslims in India, Author: Ashutosh Varshney., Publisher: Yale University Press 2nd ed. 2002
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0198290918
Multicultural citizenship a liberal theory of minority rights, Author: Will Kymlicka, Publisher: Oxford Univ. Press 1. issued 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780300020991
Democracy in plural societies : a comparative exploration, Author: Lijphart, Arend., Publisher: Yale University Press 1977
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780521809863
Understanding ethnic violence : fear, hatred, and resentment in twentieth-century Eastern Europe, Author: Petersen, Roger Dale, 1959-, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780801434952
Identity in formation : the Russian-speaking populations in the near abroad, Author: Laitin, David D., Publisher: Cornell University Press 1998
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780521672818
Votes and violence : electoral competition and communal riots in India, Author: Wilkinson, Steven I., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2004
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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