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Democracy and Diversity

An examination of ethnic politics in comparative perspective. The course covers a range of selected topics, including: the role of political institutions in shaping the formation of ethnic groups and in providing various bases for ethnic political mobilization and participation; the relationship of ethnic parties to the stability of democracy; the political economy of ethnicity; the intersectionality of gender and ethnic politics. We will read theoretical treatments as well as case studies from various regions of the world, including Canada and the US, Europe, Latin America, Africa, South Asia.

POL SCI 748

Democracy and Diversity

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: Yes

An examination of ethnic politics in comparative perspective. The course covers a range of selected topics, including: the role of political institutions in shaping the formation of ethnic groups and in providing various bases for ethnic political mobilization and participation; the relationship of ethnic parties to the stability of democracy; the political economy of ethnicity; the intersectionality of gender and ethnic politics. We will read theoretical treatments as well as case studies from various regions of the world, including Canada and the US, Europe, Latin America, Africa, South Asia.