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Identity, Power, and Policy

SPI 531

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Issues of identity are factors in public affairs & public policy around the world from international debates over citizenship & immigration to health care & from the resurgence of virulent ethnic politics to the shaping of housing, health, reproductive, or economic and social policies. This course is an overview of how identity and power inform public policy. Sessions planned are: immigration; identity, psychology, & public policy; residential segregation; drug policies, policing, & sentencing; identity & economic development in Africa &the U.S.; policymaking & Islamic identity; identity politics & the U.S. midterm elections.
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