School of Politics and International Relations

POLM081 International Relations of the Middle East

Credits: 30 credits

Semester: Semester B

Timetable: Friday 12:00-14:00 (Workshop)

Contact: Dr Christopher Phillips

Availability: Optional module for MA & MRes International Relations and MSc International Public Policy students

Description:

This module will use the analytical tools of International Relations to study the Middle East. It will do this by examining the interaction of the post-colonial states that make up the region with the trans-national forces of Islam and Arab nationalism on one hand and European and American interventions on the other. The result of these interactions is a series of fierce but weak Middle Eastern states, vulnerable to both the international system and their own populations.

Assessment: 100% Coursework (Two Essays)