Political Science | Ethnic Politics and Nationalism
Y200 | 3359 | Hale


	With the end of the Cold War, ethnic conflicts and nationalism
quickly moved to the center of most of the world's dangerous hotspots.  In
this course, students will explore the nature of ethnic identity and examine
its role in such major global events as the collapse of the USSR, genocides
and "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans and Africa, massive riots in India,
and the destabilization of Canada.  At the same time, the course will
consider why ethnic groups in many more areas successfully live together in
peace.  Students will also examine how major developments like globalization
and the information revolution may be changing notions of ethnic identity
and whether the result will be a "clash of civilizations" or the gradual
erosion of traditional ethnic divides.