Nationalism, ethnicity and state in Asia and Africa
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This is a final year course examining the various typologies of nationalism and theoretical approaches on the role of ethnicity in the emergence of national and state identities. The first part of the course addresses theoretical and historical perspectives on the study of ethnicity and nationalism. The second part deals with the emergence, exacerbation and accommodation of ethno-national conflicts, paying particular attention to cases of ethnic separatism, interethnic violence, genocide and civil war. The final part examines the structural and institutional framework as well as the strategies employed by states to address ethno-national conflicts and grievances. The course is comparative in scope and encourages students to develop a cross-regional perspective.
Please note, this course is not available as a open option course.