GOVT 3737

GOVT 3737

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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.

Course Subfield (CP, IR, PT)

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3735NES 3735

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18596GOVT 3737  LEC 001

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Abulof, U

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person