Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM209: Palestinian Politics after Oslo

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Ilan Pappe (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The module aims to provide an understanding of contemporary Palestinian politics. The core focus of the module is Palestinian politics after Oslo, as well as the societal and political context, which provides the frame. The course makes use of a number of books, journal articles and think-tank publications in order to expose you to a wide variety of material. Moreover, during the seminars, you will also be tasked with researching newspaper articles in order to obtain further data, particularly on the more recent events. It is hoped that undertaking this module will enable you to gain an in-depth knowledge of the legal framework, political institutions, the workings of civil society, and state-society relations in Palestine, thereby enabling you to understand Palestinian society today. A further aim of the course is to develop your skills as academics and independent researchers, thereby equipping you for the future, regardless of whether you aspire to a career in academe.

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