17.568 Comparative Politics and International Relations of the Middle East
Surveys both classic and cutting-edge work on the politics of the Middle East, broadly defined. Topics include the causes and consequences of political and economic development, authoritarianism and democratization, the influence of social movements, the role of women in Middle Eastern polities, regional inter-state relations, Islamism, terrorism, colonialism and foreign occupation, state-building, resistance and rebellion, and the Arab uprisings.
This class has no prerequisites.
Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Tuesdays in E53-438.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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