Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA1010: Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Miss Billie Brownlee (Lecturer)
Dr Eleanor Gao (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will introduce you to the politics and political economy of the Middle East and give you the foundational knowledge to understand the contemporary challenges that the region is facing. The module will familiarise you with the main themes through which the region’s politics and economy have been studied and debated in the academia, from the legacy of colonialism, to the politics of Islam and latest waves of popular mobilization, looking into the political dynamics of key states (Egypt, Iran, the Gulf states, Iraq, etc).