MINORITIES AND GLOBAL POLITICS: ETHNICITY, RACE AND RELIGION
GRADO EN ESTUDIOS GLOBALES/GLOBAL STUDIES
1. Subject Information(Date last modified: 31-05-22 13:45)
- First semester
- CIENCIA POLÍTICA Y DE LA ADMINISTRACIÓN
- Derecho Público General
- Virtual platform
- Emily Bickle Carty
- Fac. Derecho
- Espacio ACPA, Planta Jardín
- Office hours
- Web address
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. Diversity and public opinion
3. Public policies and institutional arrangements in contexts of diversity
4. Ethnicity and conflict
5. Irredentas and secessions
6. When secessions fail: Kosovo
7. Ethnic cleansing and genocide
8. Ethnocultural conflict and international intervention: Rwanda and Bosnia
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
- Jackson-Preece, Jennifer. (2016). The Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict. New York: Routledge.
- Ratuva, Steven. (2020). The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity. Singapore: Palgrave McMillan.
- Linder, Wolf and Mueller, Sean (2021). Swiss Democracy Possible Solutions to Conflict in Multicultural Societies. New York: Palgrave McMillan.
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.