Politics of The Middle East

Offered every other year. 4 points. Historical-political background of the Middle East and its contemporary social and political problems, including the impact of the West; religious and liberal reactions; conflict of nationalisms (Arab, Iranian, Turkish, and Zionist); and revolutionary socialism. Specific social, political, and economic problems?using a few selected countries for comparison and analysis?including the role of the military, the intelligentsia, the religious classes, the legitimization of power, urban-rural cleavages, bureaucracy, and political parties.

Course Information

POL-UA 540


4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2018

Ada Petiwala
R: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM; M: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 25W4 C-18
Arang Keshavarzian
MW: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM MEYR 102
Mone Linnette Makkawi
F: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM GCASL 274
Mone Linnette Makkawi
W: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM 25W4 C-7