Undergraduate Course Code: POL479H1F L5101
Topics in Middle East Politics
Contesting Authoritarianisms in the Middle East
Jason Brownlee, Tarek Massoud, and Andrew Reynolds (eds.), The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform, 2015; Quintan Wictorowicz, Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Approach, (2004); and Joel Beinin and Frederic Vairel (eds.), Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa (2011).
Format and Requirements
The course will be divided into two parts. The first will be organized around a series of article presentations by students followed by discussion. The second part will be organized around student seminars on selected topics. These seminars will be the basis for the major paper. All students will also be required to write an analytical book critique/review.