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MINORITIES AND GLOBAL POLITICS: ETHNICITY, RACE AND RELIGION

MINORITIES AND GLOBAL POLITICS: ETHNICITY, RACE AND RELIGION

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Subject Information

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Code
109026
Plan
290
ECTS
4.00
Type
Opcional
Year
3
Duration
First semester
Area
CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
Departament
Derecho Público General
Virtual platform

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Professor Information

Profesor/Profesora
Hugo Marcos Marné
Group/s
Único
Departament
Derecho Público General
Area
Ciencia Política y de la Administración
Centre
Fac. Derecho
Office
Casa del Bedel, Planta 3º, Democracy Research Unit
Office hours
Appoinment by email
Web address
http://acpa-usal.com/member/dr-hugo-marcos-marne/
E-mail
marcosmarne@usal.es
Telephone
Ext 6399

2. Association of the subject matter within the study plan

Purpose of the subject within the curricular area and study plan.

To attain a deep knowledge of the causes, implications and regulation of ethnicity, nationalism and national conflict.

Professional profile.

NGOs, International Institutions, Public Administrations, Human Rights institutions.

3. Prerequisites

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4. Learning objectives

-To consider different sources of diversity within contemporary societies

-To understand the nature of nations, nationalism, and ethnicity in contemporary social theory

-To consider how different patterns of race and ethnic relations emerge in multiethnic societies.

-To learn about different institutional designs that allow dealing with diversity.

-To understand public attitudes towards immigrants and national minorities

5. Contents

Theory.

1.  Heterogeneity and diversity around the world 

2. Ethnicity, nations, and nationalism

3. Diversity and public opinion

4. Public policies and institutional arrangements in contexts of diversity

5. Ethnic parties and voting

6. Secessionism

7. Minorities in the international arena

8. Ethnocultural conflicts under scrutiny: the Balkans and Rwanda

Practice.

Practical exercises will be explained during the course. Specific topics will be chosen considering the evolution of the theoretical sessions and the interests of the students.

6. Competences acquired

Basic / General.

CB3, CB5, CG1, CG4

Specific.

CE7, CE13, CE20

7. Teaching methods

Lectures

Presentations

Debates

Essays

8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods

9. Resources

Reference books.

  • Hutchinson, John and A.D. Smith (eds.), 2005. Nationalism, A Reader. Oxford: OUP.
  • Smith, Anthony (ed.). Nationalism. A Reader.  Oxford: OUP.
  • Máiz, Ramón. 2018. Nacionalismo y Federalismo. Una Aproximación desde la Teoría Política. Madrid: Siglo XXI.

A complete list of articles (at least two per session) will be uploaded to Studium at the beginning of the course. Reading the articles before each session is not mandatory, but it will be of great help to follow the content of the class and take an active role on it.

10. Assessment

Assessment tools.

  • Participation 20%
  • Assessment of practical exercises 50%
  • Final exam 30% (an overall minimum mark of 4 is required in the exam)

Assessment recommendations.

Attending theoretical sessions is highly recommended

Practical assignments account for a relevant part of the final mark. Participating and completing all practical exercises is advised.

Guidelines in the case of failing the subject.

Evaluation tools will be the same. Additional advice, tailored to specific cases, will be offered if requested by a student.

11. Weekly teaching organization