Society and Politics in the Middle East (ARIS3675)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2400wd Essay (40%), 1xpresentation (equivalent to 1200wds) (20%), Final exam or assignments (equivalent to 2400wds) (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
ARIS1001 or ARIS1671
Study this unit outside a degree
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