This course examines recent research on the role of ethnic groups in political analysis. The course is structured around three questions: What are ethnic (racial, national etc) groups and why might they matter for political behavior?
What explains variation in the structure of ethnic demographies? And what are the consequences of variation in ethnic demographies on political outcomes? The material emphasizes recent formal and econometric approaches to address these questions and a background in formal modeling up to 4209 is assumed. (Instructor Approval Required).