Units of Study

ARIS3675 - Society and Politics in the Middle East

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Lucia Sorbera


This unit focuses on the dynamics of society and politics in the modern Middle East, including the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. It investigates issues of diversity, commonality, continuity and change, Ottoman legacy and European colonial impact, traditional and modern elites, the role of oil, regional conflicts, Arab regional system and responses to globalisation, US policies and Western interests, dynamics of state, society and religion, women's rights, civil society and democratisation in the Middle East.


1x2400wd essay (40%), 1x presentation (equivalent to 1200wds) (20%), final exam or assignments (equivalent to 2400wds) (40%)


Course readings, bibliography and brief notes will be available


2x1-hr seminars/week


ARIS1001 or ARIS1671 or equivalent



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This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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