NS4332 Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict in the Developing World

The goal of this course is to examine issues of ethnicity and ethnic identity as they relate to conflict and democracy in the non-Western world. This course will be offered as an elective that will fit in with the regional studies curricula for students in the Africa, Latin America, Middle East, and Asian curricula in the NS department. The course will provide students with the theoretical tools and approaches to the study of ethnicity and ethnic conflict in multiple-country contexts. The course is divided into three main subject areas: (1) the nature of ethnicity, (2) the nature of and explanations for ethnic conflict, and (3) solutions to ethnic conflict. Weekly course readings present a mix of theoretical approaches and case studies, and will cover all the major areas of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prerequisites: None.

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  • As Required