Political Science | Readings/Research in Minority Pol
Y661 | 3805 | Alex-Assensoh


This course is to provide students with a broad overview of the
research literature on minority political participation by sampling
some of the most important works on each minority group.  More
importantly, the class is expected to assist graduate students in
developing critical analysis and research skills.  Toward that end,
participating students are expected to (1) offer a thorough analysis
of existing research puzzles on minority political behavior and also,
to identify new ones;  (2) learn to construct explanations of
minority political participation that are grounded in the unique
socio-historical experiences of each group, thereby presenting more
convincing explanations that what has hitherto existed, and (3) to
explore how survey data, socio-historical data, quantitative and
qualitative research methods can be combined in the study of minority
political behavior.