Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2392H1S L0101

Undergraduate Course Code: POL492H1S L0101

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.