20 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module examines the major socio-economic and political dynamics that govern contemporary Middle East.  Drawing on insights from anthropology, history, politics, political economy and gender studies this module explores key historical developments and political themes in the region and will provide students with historical and theoretical toolkits to analyse various political events in the Middle East.  Students will learn how to: use politics from below perspective listen for multiple discourses and silences contextualise voices and silences historically, politically, economically and geographically in wider regional and global power structures.  The module will equip students with the conceptual and analytical skills to de-exceptionalise their understanding of Middle East politics.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Single and Dual Honours degrees with Politics.

Staff Contact: ABABNEH SARA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Politics and International Relations):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK