Selasa, 10 Februari 2009

Ethnopolitics

This course will introduce the students to ethnopolitics, which is the most important issue in global politics especially after World War II. This course will explore some main themes related to the topic like the origin of ethnopolitics including its causal and implications. In some part it also will explore the international dimensions of Ethnopolitical Conflict. At the end of the course, the students are expected to use the theories or approaches in this study to analyze different cases.

Format:

Lecture-discussion

Reading

The essential reading materials for this course are prepared by the lectures in the form of course reading materials. The students are obliged to read all these reading materials as they have to discuss the materials relevant for specified topic in the class.

Participation

Regular attendance and participation are expected. These affect final grade. The students must attend at least 75% of the 14 scheduled classes, otherwise no grade will be issued.

Grading

The final grade is based on the following components, as weighted:

Assesment of (quality of) class participation 10%

4 Assignments, weighted 10% each 40%

Mid-Semester Take Home Exam 20%

Final Paper ( A Subtitute for final exam) 30%

Course Schedule

Part I.Mapping the Ethnopolitical Groups

  1. Introduction
  2. The World of Ethnopolitical Groups

Gurr and Harff (1994), Chp. 1 & 2, Gur (1995), Chap. 1

  1. Ethnic and Internal conflicts: causes and Implications

Crocker, Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds) (2001), Chp 1, Gurr (1995) Chp 2,3,4

  1. Explaining ethnopolitical conflict: A framework for analysis

Gurr and Harff (1994) Chap 5

Part II. Ethnopolitical Conflict and International System

  1. The International Dimensions of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Gur and Harff (1994), Chap. 7

  1. Ethnic Groups in the International System: State Sovereignty Versus Group Rights to Self-Determination

Gurr and Harff (1994) Chap. 8

  1. Settling Ethnopolitical Conflict

Gur (1995), Chap. 10

  1. Responding to International Crisis

Gurr and Harff (1994) Chap. 9

Part III. Cases: Class Seminar

  1. Cultural Conflict in the Ex-Yugoslavia

Beverly Crawford

  1. The Tale of Two Resorts: Abkhazia and Ajaria Before and Since the Soviet Collapse

Georgi M. Derluguian

  1. Islamist Reponses to Globalization: Cultural Conflict in Egypt, Algeria, and Malaysia

Paul M. Lubeck 1

  1. From “Culture Wars” to Shooting Wars: Cultural Conflict in the United States

Ronnie D. Lipschutz

Reading List:

Brown, Michael E (2001) ‘Ethnic and Internal Conflicts: Causes and Implications’ in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds), Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

Coulier, Paul (2001) ‘Economic Causes of Civil Conflict and Their Implications for Policy’ in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds), Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

Crawford, Beverly and Ronnie D. Lipschutz (eds) (1998), The Myth of “Ethnic Conflict”: Politics, Economics, and “Cultural” Violence, California, University of California.

Guebenno, Jean-Marie (2001) ‘The Impact of Globalization on Strategy’ in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds), Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

Gurr, Ted Robert, (1995), Minority at Risk A Global View of Ethnopolitical Conflicts, Washington, United States Institute Of Peace Press.

Gur, Ted Robert and Barbara Harff, (1994), Ethnic Conflict in World Politics, San Francisco, Westview Press.

Gurr, Tedd Robert (2001) ‘Minorities and Nationalist: Managing Ethnopolitical Conflict, in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds), Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

Hoffman, Stanley ( 2002) ‘Clash of Globalization’ in Held, David & Anthony MacGrew (eds), The Global Transformation Reader, UK, Balckwell.

Howard, Michael (2001) ’The Causes of War’ in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds), Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

Kellas, James G., (1998), The Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity, New York, ST. MARTIN’S Press, INC.

Levy, Jack S (2001), ‘Theories of Interstate and Intrastate War: A Levels-of-Analysis Approach’ in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds) Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

Lubeck, Paul M. (1998) ‘Islamist Responses to Globalization: Cultural Conflict in Egypt, Algeria, and Malaysia’ in Crawford, Beverly and Ronnie D. Lipschutz (eds), The Myth of “Ethnic Conflict”: Politics, Economics, and “Cultural” Violence, California, University of California.

Modelski, George ( 2002) ‘Globalization’ in Held, David & Anthony MacGrew (eds), The Global Transformation Reader, UK, Balckwell.

Williams, Phil (2001) ‘Transnational Criminal Enterprises, Conflict, and Instability’ in Crocker, A, Fen Osler Hompson and Pamela Aall (eds) Turbulent Peace The Challenges of Managing International Conflict, Washington, D.C., United States Institute of Peace Press.

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