Undergraduate Course Code: POL492H1S L0201
Topics in Comparative Politics IV
State and Society in Central Asia and Afghanistan
This course surveys key issues regarding state and society in post-Soviet Central Asia and, to a lesser extent, Afghanistan. We cover state building, social mobilization, inter-ethnic relations, and the politics of religion. Our emphasis is on the past twenty years. Some background in the history or politics of the Soviet Union and/or South Asia is helpful, though not required.
Format and Requirements
One two-hour seminar per week. Class participation, research essay.