2019-2020 Catalog 
    
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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GOVT151C CM - Nations, Nationalism, and State-Building in the Middle East

This course offers students an in-depth look at the emergence of nationalism and the processes of state building in the Middle East and North Africa. The first section of the course reviews seminal theoretical works and defines key concepts related to nations, nationalism and the technologies of state building. The second section of the course uses case studies from Middle Eastern countries to examine core issues related to nationhood, including: the relationship between nationalism and colonial legacies, religious nationalism, the failures of pan-Arab nationalism, diaspora nationalism, and the politics of nationalism in “state-less” societies.

Prerequisite: GOVT 020 CM 

Offered: Every other year

Credit: 1

Course Number: GOVT151C CM