Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3163: Politics and Reform in the Gulf
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Marc Valeri (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
This module explores the dynamics of politics and reform in the states of the Gulf region (Arabian Peninsula and Iran). It covers the interaction of tradition and neo-traditional features with modern state politics and globalisation; the impact of oil; the question of ‘rentierism’; and the domestic, regional and international factors involved in the question of reform.
This module is suitable for specialist and non-specialist alike. No prior knowledge is required.