Ethnic Conflict and Genocide
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Department: Milano General Curriculum
Course Number: NINT 5357
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- International Affairs
- Conflict & Security
In the post-cold war era identity has become a major axis of conflict and security in world politics. With the advent of an even more efficient hyper-capitalism --- driven by informational economies --- and at a time when spatial (national) barriers appear ephemeral, we need a theory-laden historiography to adequately address the challenges of "ethnic cleansing", in a global world. This seminar examines current scholarship on the politics of identity, immigration, xenophobia, and ethnic conflict in developing and advanced industrial societies. Specifically, we will seek to expand our understanding of the concepts and constructions of "race", "nation", and "ethnicity", and in doing so, come to explore several theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of social stratification and ethnic violence.