Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POC2092: Comparative Government, Politics, and Society in the Contemporary Middle East

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

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Aneta Brockhill Brockhill (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

The Middle East has often been portrayed in literature and media, as a homogeneous socio-political and economic entity, and currently associated with conflict, religious extremism, and non-democratic governments. In fact, however, the region provides a rich contrast in political, social, cultural and economic spheres. The module seeks to explore the heterogeneous nature of the region through a comparative analytical perspective. We will focus on a number of states and societies in the region, examining vital concepts and questions of comparative politics: political regimes, political ideology, civil society, state-society relations, and political economy. You will have an opportunity to select, and focus on a country or society of your interest in assessed work, providing you with an opportunity to develop special expertise in particular areas of interest. The analysis of numerous case studies will help you to understand modern Middle Eastern politics and the complexity of the region.

 

No prior knowledge, skills or experience is required to take this module, and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. 

Module created

01/09/2016

Last revised