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210089 VO BAK15: SpezialVO East European Studies (2019S)

Nationalism after Communism: Nation-building, ethnic conflicts and populism in Eastern Europe

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 18.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 25.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 01.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 08.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 29.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 06.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 13.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 20.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 27.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 03.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 17.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Monday 24.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In the early 1990s, the collapse of the Soviet, Yugoslav and Czechoslovak multi-ethnic states coincided with the rise of nationalist movements and the upsurge of ethnic identities. While the new post-communist elites have embarked on nation and state building, a number of ethnic conflicts flamed up in the region, most notably in the Balkans and in the Caucasus. In recent years, populist movements have emerged in East Central Europe questioning the EU integration project. The course is designed to cover different concepts of "nation" and "nationalism" by focusing on post-communist countries of Eastern Europe which have been struggling with redefining national identities, managing ethnic cleavages and adapting to new national boundaries. The course starts with an overview of the relevant theoretical approaches and a historical introduction into nationalism in Eastern Europe and Soviet nationality politics. It then addresses problems of nation building, ethnic conflicts and populism in the post-communist era, with a focus on Russia and the post-Soviet space. Each session will consist of a one-hour lecture followed by a discussion. To pass the course, regular attendance is highly recommended.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam. No aids allowed. The dates for the exam will be announced on Moodle. Please do not forget to register in time.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

For the written exam, students will have 1) to write an essay on a topic chosen from a list of thematic questions (20 points) and 2) to answer 5 factual questions (10 points).

Examination topics

Contents of the lectures and assigned readings. Power point presentations of the lecture will be put on Moodle, as well as recommended texts (those obligatory for the exam will be marked by three stars).

Reading list

Will be announced on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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