Lecture 5 Notes: What are the Political Dimensions of Ethnicity and Race?
Recent and Current Examples of Ethnic Conflict
Sudan (In the news a lot this summer)
Defined as wanting some freedoms,
Lecture 4 Notes: Ethnic and Racial Identities in Comparative Perspective
Clare Kim Reading
Field of Racial Positions=partially a hierarchy, but its not one
dimensional. Notion of insiders and outsiders.
Kim defined Asian-Americans as foreigners. Why are
Lecture 6 Notes: What are the Political Dimensions of Ethnicity and Race? (Contd.)
Kurds and Nicaragua
First chapter, Kurds and Miskito Indians.
o Both want autonomy
Book provides history with a focus on the Ottoman Empire.
Who are the Kurds?
Lecture 7 Notes: What are the Political Dimensions of Ethnicity and Race? (Contd.)
How did the Turks arrive in Germany?
o Arrived as guest workers
o The idea was that they would be temporary
Why would the Turkish Government agree to this guest wor
Lecture 9: The Sources of Discontent: The Intersections of Race and Class
Gurr and Harff come up with seven theories of the likelihood of ethnopolitical
o The greater the discrimination that the group experiences, the hig
Lecture 8: A Framework for Analysis of Ethnopolitical Mobilization
Essay topics out today
Read thru preamble of Iraq constitution that will be voted on Oct. 15th
o Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds voted on a legislative council that drafted the
Lecture 13: International Dimensions of National Ethnopolitical Conflicts
Back to the International stage.
When thinking about these conflicts, we think that theyre local but they
have international dimensions.
In order to get a sense of the internation
Lecture 14: The Emergence of International Human Rights
What are the issues between intervention and state sovereignty?
State sovereignty=the state has ultimate say, there is no greater authority
What is the thinking behind intervention?
o Student: stat
Lecture 10: The Sources of Discontent: The Intersections of Race and Class (Contd.)
Back to the U.S.
The way racial identities combine with class can explain the position of particular
The question is to what degree is disadvantage a race issue a
Lecture 11: The Sources of Discontent: The Intersections of Race and Class (Contd.)
Why are they prosecuting Saddam Hussein for his involvement in the 1982 killing of
~140 Shia villagers?
Its one of the most clear cut crimes to prosecute H