The Politics of Inclusion and Minority Rights in Democracies

This course will focus on what creates a democratic ethic of social and political pluralism, including protection and inclusion of minorities in the political processes of heterogeneous, democratic societies, and protection of religious and ethnic rights and diversity. The course will discuss minority rights and inclusion as related to the law, school curricula and teaching, the media and civil society.  The curriculum will include case studies from both post-conflict and peaceful transitions toward democratic inclusion, addressing the end goal of not merely tolerance but celebration of difference.

Lectures

This course will focus on what creates a democratic ethic...
   IntroductionCitizenship: A Historical Overview...
Citizenship in International Legal Instruments and...
What is citizenshipDistinct and gendered citizenship;...
Typology of citizenship from Democratic Transition to...
From rediscovery and recreation of national citizenships to...
Consociationalism to Conciliation: Lebanon
A review of the debates on the simultaneous promotion of...
Revisiting the historical and theoretical evolution of...