Managing Ethnic Conflicts (POL4101.01)

Rotimi Suberu

How should states and the international community respond to situations of protracted, often lethal, conflicts involving ethnic, linguistic, religious and other identity groups? This is one of the central challenges of politics and governance in places as diverse as Afghanistan, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, Fiji, Iraq, Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Rwanda/Burundi, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Syria. This course will examine contending explanations of ethnic conflicts, alternative political and constitutional strategies for managing inter‐group conflicts, the challenges and opportunities raised by international mediation in deeply divided societies, and case studies of successful and unsuccessful ethnic conflict management.

Prerequisites: Previous work in SCT or CAPA
Credits: 4
W 8:20am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 15
Course Frequency:
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