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
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.