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The aim of the course is to deal with the economic aspects of ethnic, religious and racist discriminations as well as the economic conditions that influence the variety and intensity of identity claims and demands of partitions due to the alleged ethnical or national homogeneity. The relationships between economic inequalities and identity claims will be covered in the scope of the course.
Economic aspects of ethnic, religious, racist and gender based discriminations. Relationship between economic inequalities and identity claims. Identities as economic claims. Resource Management and Resource Claims through various claims of identities and belongings. Meeting points and discrepancies between class politics and identity politics. Contesting symbols for competing identities. Different perceptions/practices of belongings/identities at the different levels of economic classes.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Understand and explain the economic aspects of the issues of identity, otherness and ethno-religious conflicts
2. Recognize the cause and effect relationship between economic inequalities and the intensity of the ethnic and religious identity claims and conflicts
3. Merge the significant global economic issues with the various ethnic and religious conflicts and clashes
4. Develop significant ways of resolving various ethno-religious conflicts.
5. Develop complex argumentation skills in speech and writing.