POL429H1: Democracy and Ethnic Conflict

Hours: 
24S

The main theories of ethnic conflict, ethnic violence and nationalism. Focus on the challenges of multiethnic diversity and nationalism for democracy. Origins of nations; construction of ethnic identities; nationalism in the 21st century; causes of ethnic conflict, ethnic riots, and ethnic violence; democracy and ethnic diversity; multination states and democracy.

Prerequisite: 

1.0 POL credit; minimum 14 credits

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)