Global Ethnic Politics



Gov 94YG | Dominance and Difference: Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective

Global Ethnic Politics (or Dominance and Difference: Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective) focuses on the social and political implications of ethnic identities in different parts of the world. The course provides a comparative, global analysis of race and ethnicity, and is designed to help students understand the history, dynamics, and salience of ethnic inequality and political cleavage. Issues under consideration include definitions of race and ethnicity, colonization, nationhood, the politics and political history of indigenous peoples, the history and persistence of White supremacy, multiculturalism, legacies of slavery, ethnic political mobilization, panethnicity, diasporas and transnationalism, migration, ethnic cleansing and genocide, and contemporary racial stratification.