Ethnic Politics

We 3:00PM - 5:50PM / 3610 Wesley W Posvar Hall / CRN 29534

What is ethnicity and why is it such a powerful basis of politics? This seminar focuses on the role that ethnicity plays in four core areas of politics: mobilization, democratization, redistribution, and violence. We will read and discuss academic scholarship paired with contemporary policy-oriented work, with wide geographic coverage, on issues such as immigration policy, employment discrimination, ethnic favoritism in public goods provision, political campaigns, riots, and genocide. Students will then have the opportunity to develop and test their own argument related to ethnic politics in a final paper developed and critiqued through the semester that answers a question related to ethnic politics.

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Luke Condra

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Category C: Cultural Antagonisms and Cultural Crises

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