17.506 Ethnic Politics II

As taught in: Spring 2007

Daybreak, line of people behind a fence adjacent to cement wall.

Morning at the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Residents of the Southern West Bank stand in line on their way to work outside of Bethlehem. (Image courtesy of Joshua Hough.)




Prof. Roger Petersen

Course Description

This course is designed mainly for political science graduate students conducting or considering conducting research on identity politics. While 17.504 Ethnic Politics I is designed as a primarily theoretical course, Ethnic Politics II switches the focus to methods. It aims to familiarize the student with the current conventional approaches as well as major challenges to them. The course discusses definition and measurement issues as well as briefly addressing survey techniques and modeling.