GOVT 4365

GOVT 4365

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Throughout human history, and its modern incarnation, communities have clashed just as often as states. This course sheds light on ethnic communities and conflicts, explicating their historical dynamics and social intricacies. What are ethnic identities and how do they emerge? What distinguishes ethnic identity from other social identities, such as religious and ideological identities? When does ethnicity mature into ethnonationalism, and why and how does it propel conflict and political violence? What are the possible ways to prevent, manage, transform and resolve ethnic conflicts? We shall address these and related questions drawing on key insights from various disciplines, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, probing the resonance and dissonance of key theoretical arguments with the reality of that clash and of comparative conflicts.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)
Course Subfield (CP, IR, PT)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 4365NES 4365

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16611 GOVT 4365   SEM 101

  • This class fulfills the government senior seminar requirement. Government Seniors and Juniors given preference.