Political Science 394CI - Central Asian Politics

Spring
2023
01
4.00
Regine Spector

TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM

UMass Amherst
64797
Machmer Hall room W-11
rspector@polsci.umass.edu
Where is Central Asia? How have events and processes in Central Asia impacted us here in the United States? What can we learn about core political science themes ? for example governance and authoritarianism, political violence, identity politics, and economic development ? through an investigation of contemporary Central Asia? The course uses the Central Asian experience to critically interrogate the ways in which broader theories, concepts and approaches in political science resonate in Central Asia. We will investigate the themes of ethnicity and identity, authoritarianism, economic development, and political violence as they pertain to this region. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-PolSci majors.

Open to junior and senior Political Science majors. REPS majors/minors should contact instructor for permission to enroll. After initial enrollment ramping period, course will be open to secondary POLISCI majors.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.