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PSCI0438

Political Islam

Political Islam
In this course we will survey the central questions in studies of political Islam, focusing on the emergence of Islam as a political force in the contemporary period. Discussion will center on the following core topics: (1) the nature of political Islam and Islamic interests; (2) how Islamic political movements develop; (3) why Islamic political movements flourish or fail; (4) how Islamic interests are expressed in the political arena; and (5) what types of political systems are most compatible with politicized Islam? These questions will be addressed by looking at the general history of the contemporary Islamic resurgence and by examining case studies on Egypt, Algeria, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, West Africa, and Southeast Asia. 3 hrs. sem. (Comparative Politics)/
Subject:
Political Science
Department:
Political Science
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL

Sections

Fall 2014

PSCI0438A-F14 Seminar (Gumuscu)

Spring 2012

PSCI0438A-S12 Seminar (Mecham)

Fall 2010

PSCI0438A-F10 Seminar (Mecham)

Spring 2007

PSCI0438A-S07 Seminar (Mecham)

Spring 2006

PSCI0438A-S06 Seminar (Mecham)