Middle East Conflict and Security (CISS6013)
UNIT OF STUDY
The Middle East has been plagued for more than a century by a series of national, ethnic and religious conflicts, reflecting shifting regional alliances, the unresolved legacy of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the end of colonial rule. This unit examines the causes and manifestation of intra and inter-state state conflict in the region today by starting with a theoretical framework for examining the process of state-formation in the region and the particularities of the Middle East as a region of developing states. The unit will focus first on some of the specific challenges to the state across the region (such as tribalism, political Islam, and the "oil curse") before examining several inter-state conflicts, with a view of considering the probability of the region becoming more peaceful in the foreseeable future.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences
- Graduate Certificate in International Relations
- Graduate Certificate in International Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Political Economy
- Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
- Graduate Diploma in International Relations
- Graduate Diploma in International Security
- Graduate Diploma in International Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies
- Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
- Graduate Diploma in Public Policy
- Master of International Relations
- Master of International Security
- Master of International Studies
- Master of Peace and Conflict Studies
- Master of Political Economy
- Master of Public Policy
Further unit of study information
1x3hr seminar/week or equivalent intensive
Research and planning towards dissertation of 12000-15000wd
Faculty/department permission required?
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