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 9 Notes: 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 higher
Lecture 7 Notes: Citizenship Policies
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 worker policy with
o Good Aspects
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) Political Autonomy
Defined as wanting some freedoms,
Lecture 8 Notes: A Framework for Analysis of Ethnopolitical Mobilization
Essay topics out today
Read thru preamble of Iraq constitution that will be voted on Oct. 15
o Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds voted on a legislative council that drafted
Lecture 10 Notes: Cultural and Social Effects
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 and to what degree is
it a class issue.
Lecture 14 Notes: 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?
Lecture 13 Notes: International Economic Issues
Back to the International stage.
When thinking about these conflicts, we think that theyre local but they have
In order to get a sense of the international dimensions of national
Lecture 11 Notes: Financial Obligations
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 Hussein
What are the objections to the trial
Lecture 6 Notes: Past Empires
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?
They see themselves as a national group.
They speak a