Divided Societies (GOVT3989)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit critically examines the role that ethnic conflict plays in national and international politics. Students will have advanced knowledge of nationalism, and close familiarity with current thinking around the role of the ethnic nationalism in particular. This unit will analyse the most influential theories, historical and contemporary, about the role of ethnic nationalism (as opposed to civic nationalism), regionally and internationally. We will consider a range of competing theoretical approaches, concentrating on the theory of a "divided society".

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

2500wd research essay (50%) and 2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points from Government and International Relations

Prohibitions

GOVT2442, GOVT2412

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