Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2324H1S L0101

Ethnonationalism and State Building: The Communist and Post-Communist Experience


We will explore nationalities issues. We will examine interpretations of the development and role of ethnic politics and ethnonationalism in the Soviet Union, especially the role of ethnonationalism in contributing to the disintegration of the Soviet state. We will also explore the role of ethnonationalism in state building and interstate relations in the successor states.

Format and Requirements

Students will be expected to complete a major paper. Each student will be expected to
prepare for and take part in discussions each week and do one or more oral presentations.