PSC/IR 252 Ethnic Politics

Political Science Field: Comparative Politics, International Relations
International Relations Track: Governance of Nations (C)
Typically offered

Bethany Lacina
Fall 2013 — TR 9:40-10:55

Course Syllabus

What motivates individuals to identify with an ethnic group? How does ethnic identity shape voting, political parties, democratic stability, economic growth, and political violence? This seminar explores the growing literature on ethnic politics in comparative politics and international relations. The course includes theoretical and multi-country studies of ethnic politics and also includes in-depth case studies of Nigeria, the United States, South Africa, India, and Sudan.

Bethany Lacina, Bonnie M. Meguid
Spring 2011 — R 14:00-16:40

Course Syllabus

What motivates individuals to identify with an ethnic group? How does ethnic identity shape voting, political parties, democratic stability, economic growth, and political violence? This seminar explores the growing literature on ethnic politics in comparative politics and international relations. The course includes theoretical and multi-country studies of ethnic politics and also includes in-depth case studies of Nigeria, the United States, South Africa, India, and Sudan.