Syllabus comparative politics of the middle east online 307f. Daniels visions are a complement to the visions of john. These world history outlines are from the world civilizations. An introduction to middle east politics engages with questions of. Bernard lewis is the neoconservatives historian of the middle east. Soas msc middle east politics students leave soas not only with a knowledge and understanding of the complex political and cultural issues of international politics, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers, both in business and in the public sector. This book begins with an introduction to key aspects of middle eastern politics, including the influences of tribalism, kinship, and the islamic faith. You can earn extra credit by writing a brief 34 1 page analytic piece addressing a relevant theme on middle east politics.
Your analysis should integrate at least one of the theories or concepts covered in the class lectures or readings. Pdf introduction to middle east politics course syllabus 201011. Aug 04, 2014 a guide to middle east politics in 2014 from egypt to syria, palestine to iraq, the hopes of the arab spring lie in tatters. This new edition of the bestselling politics in the middle east is an analysis of systems and processes in middle eastern politics that focuses on the themes of power, stratification, and development. Course outlines psir 501 social and political theory this course is an advance seminar in social and political theory. Cambridge middle east studies has been established to publish books on the nineteenth and twentiethcentury middle east and north africa. Choose from 500 different sets of middle east politics flashcards on quizlet. The course will examine the regional politics of the middle east since 1918 and their interaction with problems of international security, global resources and great power superpower hyperpower policies. Chapter 7 part ii abbasid decline and the spread of islamic civilization to south and southeast asia. Identifying and explaining the undercurrents of middle easts international politics is the purpose of this course. Browse the amazon editors picks for the best books of 2019, featuring our favorite reads. Discover the best middle eastern politics in best sellers.
Special emphasis is placed upon the forces of social change as they sweep across the region. Listen to marzouki talk about her book on the pomeps middle east political science podcast here. That is why the effort will be continued in the third volume of this trilogy, this last one concentrating on the economic aspects of the middle east, and its economic impact on the worlds of today and tomorrow. The middle east region is the future literal focus of the events in the book of revelation. Jewish and muslim extremism have had a profound impact on the culture and politics of this important region.
In the preface of middle eastern politics and ideas, roger owen highlights the rich variety of ways in which hourani approached the middle east. Psci 4242middle east politics spring 2018 university of colorado. Since 2011, the contemporary middle east has entered an era of uncertainty characterized by protest politics, new conflicts in countries like syria, rising ethnic tensions, insurgency, and terrorism. More a history book rather than a book on contemporary mideast politics, but stephen kinzers all the shahs men is a fantastic read. The geopolitical future of russia is a geopolitical book by aleksandr dugin. We will be using excerpts of the following books are also available for purchase online. The first section outlines the basic background information and thoroughly explains key.
Politics of the modern middle east course themes and description in this course we will address the major political developments in the middle east, from the ottoman period to the present. Provide an introduction to the politics of the middle east in the 20th century. The purpose of this course is to explore the widely dispersed scenery of theory and the major themes that have been recurrently questioned in the modern age. Seminar on politics and conflict in the middle east.
International politics of the middle east louisiana state university. This study takes the middle east to be constituted around an arab core, with a. This course will examine past conflicts and crises in the middle east ranging from the creation of its modern borders, the arabisraeli wars, the 1956 suez crisis, the iranian revolution, the rise of political islam, to the changing real politik in the postseptember 11 environment and beyond. Instantly accessible and excellently structured, this book provides a thorough introduction to the main themes involved in the turbulent and often little understood world of middle eastern politics. The author assumes no prior knowledge and outlines the important issues in broad and clear strokes, while acknowledging complex and subtle issues are at play. This course is uc and csu transferable, meets ccsf graduation requirement in area d social sciences, and may be taken for a regular letter grade, passno pass, and honors credit. Jan 07, 2016 more a history book rather than a book on contemporary mideast politics, but stephen kinzers all the shahs men is a fantastic read. Middle eastern politics is a diverse and deeply interesting field of study, which features daily in the global media. Each student will complete summaries over seven chapters from the text. A guide to middle east politics in 2014 from egypt to syria, palestine to iraq, the hopes of the arab spring lie in tatters. He is unapologetic for his westerncentered perspective on arab and islamic history, and quite enthusiastic in his denunciations of intellectual and political stupor in the arab world. This free book is a collection of chapters from key titles from our middle eastern politics range, all written by experts in their fields on a variety of topics ranging from the arab spring to the israeliarab conflict.
Introduction to middle east politics course syllabus 201011. Arab states, issues of religion and state, and the evolution of islamist politics. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. But as such, it is also forcibly a history of the middle east s most powerful economic and political engine of the 20th century. The current scene in the middle east, as well as the future middle east, is the outcome of structural forces and long term trends. Its a history of oil on all continents, not just the middle east. Goldschmidt and davidson s wellwritten and solidly argued analyses of the most important and crucial developments of middle eastern history and politics. In fact, notice the wording of the last sentence in that prophecy. Psci 4242 middle east politics course schedule spring 2018. The international politics of the middle east oapen. This free book is a collection of chapters from key titles from our middle eastern politics range, all written by experts in their fields on a variety of topics ranging from the arab spring to. But as such, it is also forcibly a history of the middle easts most powerful economic and political engine of the 20th century. Political uprisings, religious significance, and petroleum resources have combined to make the political life of the middle east crucially important to the rest of the world.
Popular middle east history books goodreads share book. It will aim to give students a grounding in the development of international relations of the middle east so as to enable. Chapter 07 part ii abbasid decline and the spread of. Cambridge middle east studies cambridge university press.
Political violence in the middle east most of these links are parts of the archive of terrorist group profiles. The author assumes no prior knowledge and outlines the important issues in broad. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the history, politics and international relations of the modern middle east from the end of the ottoman empire to the present. This book explores in a comparative perspective two fundamentalist waves that have rolled over the middle east during the last two decades. Select journal articles and book chapters related to course lectures will be made available as. For instance, hourani relied on traditional orientalist scholarship, but did so using concepts and methods of analysis derived from the modem social sciences. This course focuses on evolution of contemporary politics and economics. My middle east politics summer reading picks the washington. The first section outlines the basic background information and thoroughly explains key areas of interest chapter by chapter. However, all supplementary readings will be posted on. Provide students with detailed empirical knowledge and with the cognitive skills necessary to interpret and analyse that information. The fall of the ottoman empire and the creation of the modern middle east by david fromki.
The majority of the readings for this course will not come from either book. Of course, this approach is skewed and onesided, even though any foreign policy analysis has to take the domestic political context into account. Politics in the middle east, far from being solely an issue of islamic resurgence as is often presented by western media, actually reflects a complex mixture of issues that include nationalism. Also make note that all this must happen before any of the 10 kings or horns of revelation actually come upon the scene. The book highlights how electoral patronage and corruption. Cultural heritage, art and museums in the middle east. A concise history of the middle east book depository. A guide to middle east politics in 2014 world news the. Necati polat august 2010, 226 pages this study seeks to examine the main theories and theorists of geopolitical imagining and argue for an intrinsic relation between traditional geopolitics and the. The emergence of the modern middle east part i coursera. The course will examine the regional politics of the middle east since 1918 and their interaction with problems of international security and global resources. Rejects the argument that shiite politics across the middle east ultimately emanate from irans foreign policy. The book has had a large influence within the russian military, police, and foreign policy elites and it has been used as a textbook in the academy of the general staff of the russian military. Course description the american university in cairo.
Its immaculately researched, and really should be required reading for anyone interested in iran or the middle. In this course we will study how institutions shape the politics of the modern middle east. Religious radicalism and politics in the middle east, 1990. Politics, governance, and statesociety relations atlantic council 1 foreword the middle east is seeing a centuryold political order unravel, an unprecedented struggle for power within. Chapter 07 reading selection abbasid decline and the spread of. Yergins conversational style is a good fit whether hes explaining opecs imperium on. This course introduces the contemporary politics of the middle east and gives an overview of the. Intro in our first lesson, we will locate the middle east in time and space. Read the fulltext online edition of faith and power.
Chapter 07 reading selection abbasid decline and the spread of islamic civilization to south and southeast asia. Comparative constitutionalism in muslim majority states. This book will survey the international relations of the middle. Yergins conversational style is a good fit whether hes explaining opecs imperium on western economies or the first hints of peak oil theory. Argues that local imperatives have been the crucial factor in determining the course of shiite movements in lebanon, iraq, saudi arabia and the gulf. The best middle east political science books of 2014 the. As these difficulties have intensified, the regions problems have increasingly spilled over its borders, exemplified by the flood of refugees into the eu and the growing global threat posed by an extreme jihadi group, islamic state is, despite its recent territorial losses in syria and iraq. Msc politics of the middle east 2020 entry at soas. Makeup exams will be offered only in the case of a documented medical emergency or a family crisis.
Im a complete newcomer to middle east politics, for me this was a great book. Research guide to middle east politics containing bibliography, documents and web links to middle east politics, provided by the near east collection at yale university. Consider the economic, social and political changes which have affected the region. American alliance policy in the middle east provides a stimulating, new look at a u. This halfyear seminar course on the middle east provides for a survey of the region and examines a few of the defining or core issues that have shaped its history and makes for its politics. Jul 03, 2017 my middle east politics summer reading picks. The middle east and north africa mena continues to be buffeted by social unrest, war and terrorism. And with the latest conflict in gaza, the middle east is more violent. The book of daniel is unsealing middle east and prophecy. Political science 307f topics in comparative politics. Authoritarianism and protest politics in the middle east. Its starting point is the rise of western imperialism in the arab world and the. Critical concepts in the modern politics of the middle east.
Critical concepts in the politics of the middle east. Germany has an interest in increasing harmonisation of european foreign and security policy and, for this reason alone, should advocate a strengthening of the role and profile of the eu in the middle east peace process, in the. Shiism and politics in the middle east laurence louer. Middle east policy german policy towards the middle east should be regarded as an integral part of european policy. Theory, the internet and renewing democracy by trevor garrison smith university of westminster press, 2017 the objective of this book is to outline how a radically democratic politics can be reinvigorated in theory and practice through the use of the internet. Course syllabus pol261g history and politics of the modern.621 1019 69 905 1434 387 839 621 901 1012 923 274 1040 676 646 903 210 1052 839 513 1423 202 40 630 45 1302 171 601 299 531 624 243