Course offered as a part of a programme, Master’s level
7.5 hp
Malmö daytime 100%
18 January 2021 - 21 February 2021
Full tuition fee: 10000 SEK

About the course

This course is offered as part of a programme:

Political Science: Global Politics, Master’s Programme (Two-year)

Course content

What are the claims and challenges of cultural pluralism? What are some of the major theoretical positions regarding cultural pluralism and how does it influence and find expression through politics and policy?

This course addresses these question by engaging with the by now large and diverse literature on multiculturalism, which focuses on how public authorities ought to respond to minority groups’ claims to recognition, inclusion, equality, autonomy, and self-government. Having analyzed this literature, the course turns to empirical and political aspects of pluralism. The main question with which the coruse grapples is how states and societies change as a result of (increased) diversity, which in turn opens up for a large number of more specifica question, including the relationship between diversity and social welfare, parliamentary politics, constitutionalism, national identity, and integration policies.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree within a social science field, e.g., Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Human Rights or a related major field. English B

Course literature

Course evaluation

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