GOVT 242

Identity Politics in Cross-National Perspective

Prerequisite: GOVT 122. This course examines the causes and dynamics of conflict framed in terms of identity, e.g., race, language, religion. Why do groups choose to become violent? What accounts for the timing of outbreaks of violence? What role do political leaders play in contributing to or preventing violence? We will explore answers to these questions through case studies from around the world. V.4

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