2023-2024 Catalog

GOVT 415 Nationalism in World Politics

This course explores the concept and practice of nationalism, with a particular emphasis on the role that it plays in world politics. We will survey the main concepts and theories in the study of nationalism, identify the major actors and processes in the politics of nationalism, examine the emergence of nationalism as a major force in international relations, and investigate various links between questions of national identity and interstate cooperation or conflict. [GM2, SS, W]


GOVT 102 or 103, plus one from GOVT 220-270 or 332-336 (or permission of the instructor)