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Political Dynamics of the Mena Region (2 º Sem 2016/2017)

Code: 02081
Acronym: 02081
Level: 2nd Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 6.0 0.0 h/sem 20.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 1.0 h/sem 21.0 h/sem 129.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 150.0 h/sem
Since year 2014/2015
Pre-requisites None
Objectives It is intended that students acquire a broad understanding about the politics of the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as its contemporary position and relevance in the international context, on the basis of a transdisciplinary approach.
Program PC1: State formation in the Middle East and North Africa region.
PC2: The Cold War in the Middle East and North Africa region.
PC3: The Middle East and North Africa region since the Cold War.
PC4: Political regimes and state-society relations in the region.
PC5: Religion, ideology and politics in the region.
PC6: The political economy of the region.
PC7: Regional geopolitics and the role of external actors.
PC8: The Arab-Israel conflict.
PC9: The 2003 invasion of Iraq.
PC10: The Arab Spring.
Evaluation Method a) Attendance and participation in sessions: 30%;
b) Oral presentation: 30%;
c) Written commentary: 40%.
Teaching Method The course includes lectures and seminars. The lectures include the presentation of the main perspectives and concepts. In practical classes, students will be required to sustain a given stance. The seminar leader will provide guidance and clarify doubts.
Basic Bibliographic Ayubi, N. (1995). Over-stating the Arab State: politics and society in the Middle East. London: I. B. Tauris.
Beinin, J. and Stork, J. (Ed.) (1997). Political Islam: Essays from Middle East Report. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Fawcett, L. (Ed.) (2013). International Relations of the Middle East (3rd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gerges, F. A. (Ed.) (2014). The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hinnebusch, R. A., and Ehteshami, A. (2014). The foreign policies of Middle East states (2nd ed.). Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner.
Kamrava, M. (2011). The modern Middle East: a political history since the First World War (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press.
Milton-Edwards, B. (2011). Contemporary politics in the Middle East (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Polity Press.
Richards, A., and Waterbury, J. (1998). A political economy of the Middle East (2nd ed.). Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.
Complementar Bibliographic Uma lista de bibliografia detalhada (especificada em relação a cada aula) será entregue pelo docente na primeira sessão.