23 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2021  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Political Violence (65547)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (9 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Pol Sci grad major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 11:00AM - 12:55PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (2 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times.
Class Description:
The focus of this graduate seminar is on a range of issues and debates relating to intra-state violent conflicts. We will examine the fast-growing theoretical and empirical literature on various manifestations of political violence, including insurgencies, civil wars, genocide, riots and terrorism. The readings are selected with a view to cover a diverse set of methodological approaches to studying political violence. Our discussion on political violence will be structured around the following themes: a) causes; b) participation and organization; c) patterns of violence; d) consequences; e) prevention and termination; and, f) post-conflict trajectory.
Grading:
1. Class participation: 30%
2. Two reviews: 25%
3. One Op-Ed 10%
4. Final research paper: 35%
b. Research paper proposal: 10%
a. Final paper: 25%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65547/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 June 2016

Fall 2020  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Democratization (33096)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (9 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Pol Sci grad major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Mon 02:00PM - 03:55PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (11 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
This course is completely online in a synchronous format. The course will meet online at the scheduled times.
Class Description:
Title: Democracy and Democratization This seminar considers some of the oldest and most important questions in comparative politics. What is democracy? What are the sources of democratic and non-democratic rule, and what factors promote authoritarian and democratic regime stability and/or change? We will explore research from all major political science approaches to these and related questions. Readings are selected for their theoretical and/or conceptual importance; the seminar does not focus on any particular region of the world. The seminar will be organized around the following main themes: 1) Philosophical traditions, emergence of key concepts 2) Typologies of regimes - empirical referents 3) The rise of the state and sources of democratic and authoritarian rule 4) Processes of regime decay and/or collapse
Grading:
50% Reports/Papers
25% Reflection Papers
25% Class Participation
Class Format:
25% Lecture
60% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
~200 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Other Workload: Main project is a 25-page research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33096/1209
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 March 2008

Fall 2020  |  POL 8660 Section 002: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Comparative Political Economic Development (33098)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits (9 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Pol Sci grad major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Tue 05:45PM - 07:40PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33098/1209

Spring 2020  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics (65363)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 03:25PM - 05:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Topics Title: Religion and Politics
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65363/1203

Spring 2020  |  POL 8660 Section 002: Topics in Comparative Politics (65364)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1450
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Topics Title: Law and Courts
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65364/1203

Spring 2019  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Political Violence (66154)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Fri 11:15AM - 01:10PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Topics title: Political Violence
Class Description:
The focus of this graduate seminar is on a range of issues and debates relating to intra-state violent conflicts. We will examine the fast-growing theoretical and empirical literature on various manifestations of political violence, including insurgencies, civil wars, genocide, riots and terrorism. The readings are selected with a view to cover a diverse set of methodological approaches to studying political violence. Our discussion on political violence will be structured around the following themes: a) causes; b) participation and organization; c) patterns of violence; d) consequences; e) prevention and termination; and, f) post-conflict trajectory.
Grading:
1. Class participation: 30%
2. Two reviews: 25%
3. One Op-Ed 10%
4. Final research paper: 35%
b. Research paper proposal: 10%
a. Final paper: 25%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66154/1193
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 June 2016

Fall 2018  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics (33570)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1450
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Topics title: Democratization
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33570/1189

Spring 2018  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Law & Courts in Emerging Democracies (52545)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Thu 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/52545/1183

Spring 2018  |  POL 8660 Section 002: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Religion and Politics (67073)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 11:00AM - 12:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1450
Enrollment Status:
Open (5 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?colli433+POL8660+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course examines theoretical debates about the role of religion in politics and governance. The course will primarily focus on these debates as they play out in the "Muslim world," that is, primarily in the Middle East, Muslim Eurasia, South and Southeast Asia and Africa. However, the course will discuss comparative political and sociological theories of religion more broadly. The course will also include a number of readings and examples that deal with the role of Christianity in western politics, historically and today. The course is divided into theoretical components, and each one will examine a major debate about the role of religion, especially Islam, in politics, such as: the intricate relationship between religious identity and tribe, ethnicity, nation and nationalism, and citizenship; religion and democracy; religion and gender politics; religion and state-building; religion and conflict; and religion and terrorism. The course will also cover a broad array of methodologies for studying religious identity and politics, from ethnographic to survey methods. These discussions are designed to help graduate students think about developing their own tools for pursuing field research related to religious and identity politics. The course has a political science focus, but is designed to be interdisciplinary. It draws on literature in anthropology (Saba Mahmood), sociology (e.g. Ronald Inglehart, Mounira Charrad), law (e.g. Noah Feldman, Hallaq), Islamic studies (e.g. Asma Afsaruddin) and history (e.g. Benin, John Esposito), as well as political science (Mark Tessler, Amaney Jamal, Robert Pape). Course requirements will include a final research paper and class presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67073/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2009

Fall 2017  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Authoritarian Politics (34722)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Thu 11:00AM - 12:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dsamuels+POL8660+Fall2017
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34722/1179

Spring 2017  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Comparative Political Economy of Development (68214)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 05:35PM - 07:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68214/1173

Fall 2016  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Democracy and Democratization (33871)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dsamuels+POL8660+Fall2016
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33871/1169

Fall 2016  |  POL 8660 Section 002: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Political Violence (33872)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Thu 11:15AM - 01:10PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?sarbahi+POL8660+Fall2016
Class Description:
The focus of this graduate seminar is on a range of issues and debates relating to intra-state violent conflicts. We will examine the fast-growing theoretical and empirical literature on various manifestations of political violence, including insurgencies, civil wars, genocide, riots and terrorism. The readings are selected with a view to cover a diverse set of methodological approaches to studying political violence. Our discussion on political violence will be structured around the following themes: a) causes; b) participation and organization; c) patterns of violence; d) consequences; e) prevention and termination; and, f) post-conflict trajectory.
Grading:
1. Class participation: 30%
2. Two reviews: 25%
3. One Op-Ed 10%
4. Final research paper: 35%
b. Research paper proposal: 10%
a. Final paper: 25%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33872/1169
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 June 2016

Spring 2016  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics (59954)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
Class Notes:
Law and Courts
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59954/1163

Fall 2015  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Comparative Authoritarian Regimes (22199)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1450
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/22199/1159

Fall 2015  |  POL 8660 Section 003: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Religion and Politics (35101)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Fri 03:35PM - 05:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
Class Notes:
Religion and Politics
Class Description:
This course examines theoretical debates about the role of religion in politics and governance. The course will primarily focus on these debates as they play out in the "Muslim world," that is, primarily in the Middle East, Muslim Eurasia, South and Southeast Asia and Africa. However, the course will discuss comparative political and sociological theories of religion more broadly. The course will also include a number of readings and examples that deal with the role of Christianity in western politics, historically and today. The course is divided into theoretical components, and each one will examine a major debate about the role of religion, especially Islam, in politics, such as: the intricate relationship between religious identity and tribe, ethnicity, nation and nationalism, and citizenship; religion and democracy; religion and gender politics; religion and state-building; religion and conflict; and religion and terrorism. The course will also cover a broad array of methodologies for studying religious identity and politics, from ethnographic to survey methods. These discussions are designed to help graduate students think about developing their own tools for pursuing field research related to religious and identity politics. The course has a political science focus, but is designed to be interdisciplinary. It draws on literature in anthropology (Saba Mahmood), sociology (e.g. Ronald Inglehart, Mounira Charrad), law (e.g. Noah Feldman, Hallaq), Islamic studies (e.g. Asma Afsaruddin) and history (e.g. Benin, John Esposito), as well as political science (Mark Tessler, Amaney Jamal, Robert Pape). Course requirements will include a final research paper and class presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35101/1159
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2009

Spring 2015  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Comparative Political Economy of Development (67568)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 05:35PM - 07:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems. Supervised research/training. Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Grad pol sci major or instr consent
Class Notes:
Comparative Political Economy of Development
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67568/1153

Fall 2014  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Democratization (23644)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems; supervised research and research training.
Class Notes:
Democratization
Class Description:
Title: Democracy and Democratization This seminar considers some of the oldest and most important questions in comparative politics. What is democracy? What are the sources of democratic and non-democratic rule, and what factors promote authoritarian and democratic regime stability and/or change? We will explore research from all major political science approaches to these and related questions. Readings are selected for their theoretical and/or conceptual importance; the seminar does not focus on any particular region of the world. The seminar will be organized around the following main themes: 1) Philosophical traditions, emergence of key concepts 2) Typologies of regimes - empirical referents 3) The rise of the state and sources of democratic and authoritarian rule 4) Processes of regime decay and/or collapse
Grading:
50% Reports/Papers
25% Reflection Papers
25% Class Participation
Class Format:
25% Lecture
60% Discussion
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
~200 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
Other Workload: Main project is a 25-page research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23644/1149
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 March 2008

Fall 2014  |  POL 8660 Section 002: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Political Violence (34482)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
POL 8460 Section 002
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Wed 03:35PM - 05:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems; supervised research and research training.
Class Notes:
Political Violence
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34482/1149

Spring 2014  |  POL 8660 Section 003: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Law and Courts in Emerging Democracies (64467)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 12:45PM - 02:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1450
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems; supervised research and research training.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64467/1143

Fall 2013  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Comparative Labor Politics (30273)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Thu 05:35PM - 07:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems; supervised research and research training.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/30273/1139

Spring 2013  |  POL 8660 Section 001: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Law and Courts (65547)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Seminar
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue 01:25PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems; supervised research and research training.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65547/1133

Spring 2013  |  POL 8660 Section 002: Topics in Comparative Politics -- Religion and Politics (65548)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Seminar
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Wed 06:00PM - 08:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Social Sciences Building 1383
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Readings in advanced topics or problems; supervised research and research training.
Class Description:
This course examines theoretical debates about the role of religion in politics and governance. The course will primarily focus on these debates as they play out in the "Muslim world," that is, primarily in the Middle East, Muslim Eurasia, South and Southeast Asia and Africa. However, the course will discuss comparative political and sociological theories of religion more broadly. The course will also include a number of readings and examples that deal with the role of Christianity in western politics, historically and today. The course is divided into theoretical components, and each one will examine a major debate about the role of religion, especially Islam, in politics, such as: the intricate relationship between religious identity and tribe, ethnicity, nation and nationalism, and citizenship; religion and democracy; religion and gender politics; religion and state-building; religion and conflict; and religion and terrorism. The course will also cover a broad array of methodologies for studying religious identity and politics, from ethnographic to survey methods. These discussions are designed to help graduate students think about developing their own tools for pursuing field research related to religious and identity politics. The course has a political science focus, but is designed to be interdisciplinary. It draws on literature in anthropology (Saba Mahmood), sociology (e.g. Ronald Inglehart, Mounira Charrad), law (e.g. Noah Feldman, Hallaq), Islamic studies (e.g. Asma Afsaruddin) and history (e.g. Benin, John Esposito), as well as political science (Mark Tessler, Amaney Jamal, Robert Pape). Course requirements will include a final research paper and class presentations.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65548/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 April 2009

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