Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2135: Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Nadia Naser-Najjab (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
It is no exaggeration to say that the conflict in Palestine/Israel over ownership, belonging, and identity is one of the central problems of world politics affecting wider relations in the Middle East. You will examine the factors that have produced the current situation, analysing the historical development of nationalisms, the dynamics of the conflict as well as the previous attempts to reach a peaceful settlement. The module does not assume any prior knowledge of the subject, but previous experience of modules in Middle East history and/or politics will be an advantage. Nevertheless, you will not take an exclusively historical approach to the question, you will also discuss ways in which understanding of previous rounds of negotiations and attempts at settlements can inform our ability to think creatively about solutions.