MINORITIES AND GLOBAL POLITICS: ETHNICITY, RACE AND RELIGION
GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES
1. Subject Information(Date last modified: 04-06-21 14:21)
- First semester
- CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
- Derecho Público General
- Virtual platform
- Hugo Marcos Marné
- Fac. Derecho
- Casa del Bedel, Planta 3º, Democracy Research Unit
- Office hours
- Appoinment by email
- Web address
- 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.
NGOs, International Institutions, Public Administrations, Human Rights institutions.
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
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
7. Minorities in the international arena
8. Ethnocultural conflicts under scrutiny: the Balkans and Rwanda
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
CE7, CE13, CE20
7. Teaching methods
8. Anticipated distribution of the use of the different teaching methods
- 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.
- Participation 20%
- Assessment of practical exercises 50%
- Final exam 30% (an overall minimum mark of 4 is required in the exam)
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.