POL479H1: Topics in Middle East Politics


The course examines the contemporary politics of the Middle East and North Africa. It seeks to examine the relative importance of political, socio-economic and ideological factors in the context of such issues as the resilience of authoritarism, the rise of civil society, and the resurgence of Islamic activism. Theoretical discussion is followed by case studies.


POL201Y1/​(POLB90H3, POLB91H3); minimum 14 credits

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)