17.523 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Ethnicity and Race in World Politics


Lec # Topics KEY DATES
1 Introduction: Objectives and Requirements of the Course

2-3 Rethinking Ethnicity and Race

4 Ethnic and Racial Identities in Comparative Perspective

5-7 What are the Political Dimensions of Ethnicity and Race?

8 A Framework for Analysis of Ethnopolitical Mobilization

9-10 The Sources of Discontent: The Intersections of Race and Class 1st essay due
11-12 Government Responses to Ethnopolitical Demands and Group Disadvantage

13 International Dimensions of National Ethnopolitical Conflicts

14-15 The Emergence of International Human Rights

16-18 Are Human Rights Universal?: Women’s Rights versus Cultural Practices

19 Human Rights and Foreign Policy: Should Outsiders Assist the Ethnic/Racial Groups of Another Country? 2nd essay due
20-23 International Humanitarian Intervention: Bosnia vs. Darfur, Sudan and Rwanda

24 Ethnic Minority Rights, Human Rights, and Sovereignty

25-26 Review Class - Lessons Learned and Looking Forward Final essay due one week after Lec #26

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Fall 2005