PSC 327 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
This class will provide a general introduction to the study of nationalism and ethnic conflict. In it, we will touch upon a wide range of cases of ethnic conflict and genocide, including the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, genocide in Rwanda and the Holocaust, and current crises in the Middle East. With such a wide range of cases, the approach will be largely theoretical — focusing on the underlying causes of such conflicts and on the general conditions under which they might be remedied. Thus, a reliable foundation in the study of comparative politics and a reasonable familiarity with international current events will be expected. Counts as an advanced course in comparative politics or international relations. This course is offered fall semester 2011-2012.
Prerequisite: Political Science 122 or permission of the instructor