Fall/Winter Timetable

POL492H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2392H1S L0101

Topics in Comparative Politics IV

State and Society in Central Asia and Afghanistan

Themes

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.

Texts

TBA

Format and Requirements

One two-hour seminar per week. Class participation, research essay.

Prerequisites

2.0 POL credits in comparative politics. See the Department's website http://politics.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/courses/fallwinter-timetable/ for POL courses by area group.