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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»


Ethnicity, Religion and Politics

Учебный год
Обучение ведется на английском языке
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus


This elective course explores the relationship between ethnicity, nationalism, religion, and politics in the current world. We begin by analyzing ethnicity, nationhood, and religion conceptually and go on to explore why and how the ―management‖ of cultural differences played the crucial role in the history of XIX-XX century. We then examine multiculturalism, probing its theoretical foundations, practical manifestations, and limits. The second half of the course examines the contemporary forms of the politics of diversity and its failure, ethnic conflicts, migration policy and cultural diversity, as well as question of universalism and particularism of human rights.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The goal of this course is to explore the relationship between ethnicity, nationalism, religion, and politics in the current world
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Student is familiar with notions of memory, nationalism and identity politics
  • Student is introduced to basic concepts of ethnicity, religion and nation
  • Student is introduced to concepts of culture, nation and religion
  • Student is introduced to concepts of nationhood and religion
  • Student is introduced to multi-cultural societies and multiculturalism
  • Student is introduced to notions of nation-building and identity politics
  • Students are familiar with challenges of multi-culturalism
  • Students are familiar with connection between religion and globalization
  • Students are introduced to notions of genocide and identity politics
  • the student is familiar with the notion of post-colonialism and its critique of identity politics
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Ethnicity, Religion, Nation – basic concepts
  • Nationhood and Religion
  • Nation-building and Identity Politics
  • Multi-cultural societies and multiculturalism
  • State, Nation, and Religion.
  • Globalization and religion. New Age. Religion minorities in the modern world
  • Genocide and identity politics. Holocaust. Radical nationalism and fundamentalism
  • Colonial system, racism, and post-colonialism.
  • Historical politics, historical memory, and politics of identity
  • Citizenship, identity politics, and migration
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • Partially blocks (final) grade/grade calculation Class participation
    An instructor grades the participation in discussions during seminars, answers to instructor’s questions, and overall involvement in the in-class activities. The resulting grade for participation is an average of all the marks received by a student during the seminars.
  • non-blocking Tests
    There will be three short quizzes covering the material of the preceding lectures and seminars. The dates of the quizzes will be announced in advance
  • non-blocking Team project
    In the second half of the course students are to prepare a team project — a policy paper which analyzes how a country’s government came to a certain policy decision and/or why it succeeds or fails in its implementation. A paper presentation and a text of the paper are graded separately, the resulting grade is an average of these two grades.
  • non-blocking Exam
    The final exam is in a written form. The final exam is the written analyses of the different cases of ethnic, religious tensions.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.25 * Class participation + 0.3 * Team project + 0.2 * Exam + 0.25 * Tests


Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Brubaker, R. (DE-588)113664273, (DE-627)556780426, (DE-576)160448220. (1992). Citizenship and nationhood in France and Germany Rogers Brubaker. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.031059120
  • Nakamura, L. (2013). Cybertypes : Race, Ethnicity, and Identity on the Internet. Hoboken: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=714731

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Güder, S. (2016). The Role of History and the Past in Discussions of Nationalism: A Comparative Analysis of the Theories of Eric J. Hobsbawm and Anthony D. Smith. Human & Society / İnsan ve Toplum, 6(2), 21–25. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=121018201