Spring 2015 not offered
|Certificates: International Relations|
Nationalism is the desire of an ethnic group, a nation, to have a state of its own. It emerged as a powerful organizing principle for states and social movements in the 19th century and was integral to the wars and revolutions of the 20th century. This course examines rival theories about the character of nationalism and tries to explain its staying power as a political principle into the 21st century. It looks at the role of nationalism in countries like the United States, France, India, China, and Japan, and nationalist conflicts in Northern Ireland, Quebec, Yugoslavia, the former U.S.S.R., and Rwanda. The course is reading- and writing-intensive.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)
Ernest Gellner, Nations and Nationalism (1983)
Eric Hobsbawn, Nations and Nationalism Since 1780 (1991)
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities (1983)
Jack Snyder, From Voting to Violence (2000)
Amy Chua, World on Fire (2004)
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Four short papers, class participation, weekly quizzes on the reading.
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