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Courses - Fall 2023
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Seminar in Comparative Politics; Race and Ethnic Politics in Comparative Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Government & Politics program or Government & Politics: International Relations program.

This course examines the multiple ways in which race and ethnicity become meaningful categories shaping political behavior. We will examine how race and ethnicity are socially constructed, why peopleaccept (and sometimes reject) the categories imposed on them, and how categories and identities become drivers of political behavior. The course takes a comparative perspective on identity politics, looking at cases from multiple regions around the world.