Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA1010: Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Omar Ashour (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will introduce you to the politics and political economy of the Middle East. The module is structured around main themes which provide a comparative perspective on politics in the Middle East. It particularly tackles the Arab-Israeli conflict, the political dynamics of key states (Egypt, Iran, Arab countries of the Gulf, Maghreb, Iraq), the politics of Islam, the political economy of oil, the politics of gender and human development, democratisation, and major wars.
This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist alike. No prior knowledge is required.