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School of Politics and International Relations

POL365 The Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle East

POL365 Politics of the Post-Colonial Middle East (POL365A – Autumn)  

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Dr. Christopher Phillips
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module is designed to provide an introduction to the politics of the contemporary Middle East from the end of the First World War until the present day.  The module aims to put the politics of the Middle East in the broader perspective of comparative political science and international relations.  It will help students to develop a broad understanding of how the contemporary Middle East has evolved since 1918 and to identify and examine the key issues dominating politics in the region.  It will deal with major contemporary themes like the rise of political Islam, the political economy of oil and the prevalence of politically motivated violence.

Assessment:

Critical Review – 1500 words (40%), and 2 hour Exam (60%)

Autumn semester only associates: Critical Review – 1500 words (40%) and Essay – 2500 words (60%)

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: None
Level: 6