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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 17.506 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Ethnic Politics II 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Political Science 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Roger Petersen 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 17.506 Ethnic Politics II

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    17.506 Ethnic Politics II

    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.)

    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.

    Recommended Citation

    For any use or distribution of these materials, please cite as follows:

    Roger Petersen, course materials for 17.506 Ethnic Politics II, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY].


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