Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL1023: Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Jonathan Githens-Mazer (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

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.

Module created

01/10/2003

Last revised

15/01/2014