POL 451: Ethnic Conflict in Foreign Countries

Course Calendar

January 8, 2007 (Monday)
Notes:
No Classes
January 10, 2007 (Wednesday)
Notes:
First Class
Topics:
Course Overview
Read tonight:
Text: Preface; 1-6
January 12, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
What is Ethnic Conflict?
Definitions
Read tonight:
Text: 6-20
Riggs 2002: 35-47
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January 15, 2007 (Monday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
National Self-Determination in History
Democracy and Stability
Read tonight:
Text: 21-34
January 19, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
Insurgencies and Civil Wars
Active Nationalist-Separatist Movements
Read tonight:
Text: 44-52
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January 22, 2007 (Monday)
Major Assignment due:
Topics:
Westphalia and Sovereignty
Read tonight:
Text: 53-63
McRoberts 2001: 683-713
January 24, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
The Allure of National Self-Determination
Read tonight:
Text: 64-66
January 26, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
International Recognition of Ethnic Minorities
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January 29, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
Current Humanitarian Emergencies
Read tonight:
Text: 70-75
January 31, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Failed States and Rogue States
Read tonight:
Text: 75-86
February 2, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
Somalia
Read tonight:
Text: 90-96
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February 5, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
Ethnic Conflict Resolution by Third Parties
Read tonight:
Text: 96-111
February 7, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Ethnic Conflict Resolution by the United Nations
Read tonight:
Text: 111-116
February 9, 2007 (Friday)
Major Assignment due:
Topics:
Ethnic Conflict Resolution by Regional Organizations and NGOs
Read tonight:
Text: 120-146
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February 12, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
History of Chechnya
First and Second Chechen Wars
Read tonight:
Toft, 1-17.
February 14, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Causes of the Chechen Wars
Read tonight:
Toft, 64-87.
February 16, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
Solutions to Chechnya's Problems
Read tonight:
Text: 150-173
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February 19, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
Canada and Quebec
Read tonight:
Jenkins 1986: 90-107
February 21, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Switzerland and Jura
Read tonight:
Text: 176-200
February 23, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
Tamils in Sri Lanka
Read tonight:
Yeğen 2007: 119-151.
Smith/Kocamahhul 2001: 45-47 (optional)
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February 26, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
Kurds in Turkey
Read tonight:
Text: 207-228
February 28, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Ethiopia and Eritrea; DRC
Read tonight:
Stevenson 1993: 138-154
March 2, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
Somalia; Nigeria
Read tonight:
Dreazen, Shishkin, Jaffe, and King 2006: A1, A16
Logan and Preble 2006: 32-38
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March 5, 2007 (Monday)
Major Assignment due:
Topics:
Failed States
Read tonight:
(for the 19th) Taylor and Elbushra 2006: 449-464.
March 7, 2007 (Wednesday)
Notes:
No Class Meeting
Topics:
March 9, 2007 (Friday)
Notes:
No Class Meeting
Topics:
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March 12, 2007 (Monday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Spring Break
March 13, 2007 (Tuesday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Spring Break
March 14, 2007 (Wednesday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Spring Break
March 15, 2007 (Thursday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Spring Break
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March 16, 2007 (Friday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Spring Break
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March 19, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
The Sudan
Read tonight:
Text: 232-260
March 21, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Iraq
Read tonight:
(for the 28th) Crawford and Kuperman 2005: 143-147
(for the 28th) Grigorian 2005: 195-213
March 23, 2007 (Friday)
Notes:
No Class Meeting
Topics:
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March 26, 2007 (Monday)
Notes:
No Class Meeting
Topics:
March 28, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
Moral Hazard
Read tonight:
Text: 264-272
March 30, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
US Foreign Policy
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April 2, 2007 (Monday)
Topics:
Course Summary
Do tonight:
Study for Exam
April 4, 2007 (Wednesday)
Quiz/Exam:
First Exam
April 6, 2007 (Friday)
Notes:
No Classes
Topics:
Spring Recess
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April 9, 2007 (Monday)
Major Assignment due:
Topics:
April 11, 2007 (Wednesday)
Topics:
April 13, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
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April 16, 2007 (Monday)
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April 18, 2007 (Wednesday)
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April 20, 2007 (Friday)
Topics:
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April 23, 2007 (Monday)
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April 25, 2007 (Wednesday)
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April 27, 2007 (Friday)
Notes:
Last Class
Topics:
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May 8, 2007 (Tuesday)
Quiz/Exam:
Final Exam (8:00–10:00)
May 11, 2007 (Friday)
Notes:
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