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Diversity: Conflict & Consensus

Vak 2012-2013

Description

Purpose: The course introduces students to various institutional approaches to resolving political conflicts linked to ethnic and religious diversity.

Content: The peaceful co-existence of diverse ethnic and religious groups in a single political system is often challenged by their divergent political aspirations. This course introduces students to the theory and practice of institutional solutions to non-violent conflicts linked to ethnic and religious diversity. Specific topics include electoral system design, governmental set-up, parties and party systems, multi-level governance and constitutional courts as institutional arenas for resolving these conflicts.

Onderwijsvormen

seminar discussion

Literatuur

TBA, cc 600 p? .

Articles.

Toetsing

three take-home papers (30% each) and participation (10%).

Ingangseis

Minimum aantal deelnemers

Schedule

Tuesday 30 October till 18 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 5A29
Thursday 1 November till 20 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 5A29