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Магистратура 2019/2020

Этно-религиозные процессы на Востоке

Направление: 58.04.01. Востоковедение и африканистика
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 3 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Прогр. обучения: Социально-экономическое и политическое развитие современной Азии
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 3

Программа дисциплины


This course is aimed at providing a holistic understanding of the historical and contemporary problems associated with ethnic and religious interactions in Asia, their origins, special features and factors influencing the emergence of conflicts in the local, regional and global contexts, and developing conflict analysis skills. Investigation of abovementioned processes in the multi-ethnic, multi-religious and multi-cultural Asian region, their political, security, economic and other implications and effects is of extreme theoretical and practical significance in the 21st century and has a close connection to the current global international and intercultural processes. Exploration of such a complex subject is conducted with the use of a multidisciplinary paradigm, solid methodological tools and a whole set of classic and contemporary sources. The course addresses the basic roots of ethnicity, religion, identities, ethnic and religious conflicts with the special focus on Asia, interaction between nationalism, ethnicity and conflict, connection between state-building and nation-building, problems of nationalism, citizenship and minority rights, the impact of globalization processes on nationalism and generation of conflicts in Asia. The discipline implies the study of the major theoretical approaches to understanding of all mentioned issues as well as to identity conflict resolution and prevention aspects.
Цель освоения дисциплины

Цель освоения дисциплины

  • The course is aimed at deepening professional knowledge in the area of ethnic and religious contradictions in Asia, the roots of ethnicity, ethnic conflict, ethnic and religious wars, practices and instruments of prevention and resolution of conflicts, peace-building and post-conflict regulation in theoretical and critical perspectives, developing skills in researching and analyzing ethnic and confessional interactions with the regional examples of Asia, enhancing and enriching students’ methodology apparatus in researching social phenomena through the multidisciplinary study of ethnic and religious contradictions. As well, the discipline encourages exploring classical and cutting-edge trends in conflict and Asian Studies methodology and ways of their application to investigations in various areas of Asian Studies. Among meta-subject objectives of the course the 3 most important are to develop students’ competence in integrating theoretical knowledge with empirical example and to advance their critical and independent thinking, abilities to synthesise, contextualize and present new subject-related information.
Результаты освоения дисциплины

Результаты освоения дисциплины

  • to identify the causes of conflicts and factors influencing emergence and development of ethnic and religious contradictions in Asia in particular and in the world on the whole
  • to characterize the key components, features, stages and types of conflicts and their and consequences
  • to use the key terms and concepts related to ethnic and religious contradictions and important facts of history of ethnic and religious collisions in Asia
  • to explain the logic of major theories of ethnicity, ethnic and religious conflict, analyzing and illustrating with empirical examples of Asian countries
  • to understand the specific features and logic of the key theories of secession, ethnic violence, etc.
  • to identify the main approaches to conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building and to be able to apply them to the analysis of conflicts in Asia
  • to define and explain the cutting-edge trends in the field of study and different theoretical approaches to exploring ethnic and religious conflicts in Asia
  • to formulate logical argumentation in specific areas related to ethnic and religious conflict studies in Asia including ethnicity, identity, ethnic groups, ethnic minority rights, religion, confessions, cultures, ethnic violence; forced migration, refugees, immigration, citizenship, state building and institutions, globalization; dilemmas of democratic transition, etc
  • to assess the effectiveness of theories of ethnic violence or war, to apply and explain strengths and weaknesses of the competing theories with practical examples of the Asian countries
  • to adequately use the instruments of the contemporary social science methodology in analyzing problems within the field of conflicts in Asia
  • to identify and explain the basic challenges and trends in ethnic and religious conflicts of the Asian region in the regional and global context (in historical and contemporary perspectives)
  • to effectively work with literature and different types of information resources, to locate, analyse, evaluate, synthesise information on conflict-related issues from a wide variety of sources
  • to distinguish between incoherent explanation and well-ground argumentation
  • to be able to work in group with of experts on theoretical and practical problems linked to conflict studies, to critically assess own work and work of the other participants of the course.
Содержание учебной дисциплины

Содержание учебной дисциплины

  • Theoretical Aspects of Ethnic and Religious Contradictions in Asia Conflict as a Social Phenomenon and Subject of Scientific Inquiry. Key Terms and Concepts. Classification of Conflicts. Stages and Levels of Conflicts. Concepts of Ethnic and Religious Conflict. Origins of Conflicts. Consequences of Ethnic and Religious Conflicts
  • Historical Overview of Ethnic and Religious Contradictions. The Role of Wars In the World History and History of Asia. Wars of the “Third Kind”: The Change in Nature of Ethnic and Religious Contradictions After the Cold War
  • Nation, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflicts. Approaches to Understanding Nation: Primordial, Modernist, Constructivist, Instrumentalist Approaches. Nationalism and the State. Ethnic Policy of State. Nationalism and citizenship. EthnoPolitical Conflict
  • Theories of Ethnic Violence: Rationalist Theory, Mobilization Theory, Psychological Theory. Scientific Approaches to Studies of Conflicts in Asia. Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict in Asia: Specific Features and Effects
  • Religion and Nationalism, Religious Nationalism. Religious Conflict: Definitions and Characteristics. Religious Factor in Ethno-Political Contradictions. Confessions of Asia and Specific Features of Religious Conflicts in Asia
  • Violence and Terror: Violent Forms of Conflicts and Terrorism in Ethnic and Religious Conflicts
  • Ethnic and Confessional Contradictions in India
  • Ethnic and Sectarian Conflicts in Pakistan
  • Internal Conflict in Afghanistan
  • Ethnic and Religious Conflict in Sri Lanka
  • Ethnic Problems in China
  • Ethnic and Religious Contradictions in Indonesia
  • Ethno-Religious Processes in Malaysia
  • Ethnic and Religious Situation in the Philippines
  • Ethnic Contradictions in Laos and Cambodia
  • Religious Contradictions in Vietnam
  • Ethnic Separatism in North-East India and Myanmar
  • Approaches to Conflict Management and Resolution and Their Application in the Asian Context
  • Methods of Conflict De-escalation and Prevention. Basic Instruments of Peace-Building and the Opportunities of Their Usage in Asia
  • Ethnic and Religious Contradictions and Their Impact on Development of Asia in the 21st century. Alignment Panel Discussion
Элементы контроля

Элементы контроля

  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. Contribution to the seminar discussions
  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. Individual project / tutorial presentation
  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. In-class examination
  • неблокирующий Created with Sketch. Final essay / research work
Промежуточная аттестация

Промежуточная аттестация

  • Промежуточная аттестация (3 модуль)
    0.3 * Contribution to the seminar discussions + 0.25 * Final essay / research work + 0.25 * In-class examination + 0.2 * Individual project / tutorial presentation
Список литературы

Список литературы

Рекомендуемая основная литература

  • Asian shadows : the hidden history of World War Two in the Pacific / edited by Dr. Arthur Herman and Lewis Libby ; Hudson Institute. (2017). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.491411227
  • Dan Miodownik, & Oren Barak. (2013). Nonstate Actors in Intrastate Conflicts. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1648589
  • Harff, B. (2004). Ethnic conflict in world politics / Barbara Harff; Ted Robert Gurr. Boulder, Colo. [u.a.]: Westview Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.098427636
  • Tanaka, A. V. (DE-588)143989022, (DE-627)656387173, (DE-576)337321884, aut. (2017). Japan in Asia post-Cold-War diplomacy Tanaka Akihiko; translated by Jean Connell Hoff. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.494057637

Рекомендуемая дополнительная литература

  • Improving International Support to Peace Processes The Missing Piece Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (2012). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.461260085
  • Wimmer, A. (DE-588)134110560, (DE-627)560885563, (DE-576)300318596. (2002). Nationalist exclusion and ethnic conflict shadows of modernity Andreas Wimmer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.100060978