Comparative Politics and International Relations of the Middle East

Instructor(s): Fotini Christia, Richard Nielsen

Course level: Graduate

Offered this Academic Year: No

Course term: Spring

Course number: 17.568

Course description:

Surveys both classic and cutting-edge work on the politics of the Middle East, broadly defined. Topics include the causes and consequences of political and economic development, authoritarianism and democratization, the influence of social movements, the role of women in Middle Eastern polities, regional inter-state relations, Islamism, terrorism, colonialism and foreign occupation, state-building, resistance and rebellion, and the Arab uprisings.