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".
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2500wd Research essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (40%), Tutorial participation (10%)
12 Senior credit points in Government and International Relations or 12 credit points a 2000 level in Politics or International RelationsProhibitions
GOVT2412 or GOVT2442