Learning Objectives

After reading chapter 4, you should be able to do the following:

4.1 Provide specific examples of the role of identity in politics

4.2 Discuss the debate over group rights versus individual rights

4.3 Explain the various theories of nationalism and its role in contemporary politics

4.4 Explore the role of ethnicity in politics and society

4.5 Articulate how the concept of race influences political debates

4.6 Define and provide examples of social class within societies

4.7 Explain the potential conflicts and issues that arise between religious institutions and the state in secular societies

4.8 Explicate the importance of recognition and civil status for women and people who identify as LBGTQ.