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Diversity: Conflict & Consensus

Course
2011-2012

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

Rooster

Monday 31 October till 19 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs. in 5A29 and
Thursday 3 November till 22 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs. in 1A47

Minorscriptie

Na afronding van de thematische cursus Diversiteit: conflict en consensus voeren minorstudenten in de periode januari een eigen individueel literatuuronderzoek uit. Dit onderzoek vormt onderwerp van de minorscriptie met een omvang van ongeveer 6000 woorden. Een opzet voor deze scriptie dient in het kader van de thematische cursus te worden ingeleverd en goedgekeurd.