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ASPO 1395A - State and Societies in the Arab World

Type d'enseignement : Lecture and tutorials

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 48

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

to be confirmed


LACROIX, Stéphane J. (Associate Professor à Sciences Po)

Pedagogical format

Session 1: Genealogies of the state in the contemporary Middle East. Session 2: Islamism, arabism, nationalism. Session 3: Weak states, strong societies? Session 4: A political economy of the Arab states. Session 5: Authoritarianism and its reinventions. Session 6: Revolution: societies against the state. Session 7: Islamist movements in a revolutionary age. Session 8: Post-revolution: the revenge of the state? Each session is 3-hour-long (total: 24 hours).

Course validation

- Response paper (40% of course mark) ; - Final examination (60% of course mark).

Required reading

  • Asef Bayat, Life as Politics : How ordinary people change the Middle East, Stanford University Press, 2009
  • Laura Guazzone, Daniela Pioppi, The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization : The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East. Ithaca Press, 2010
  • Marc Lynch, The Arab Uprisings Explained. New Contentious Politics in the Middle East, Columbia University Press, 2014
  • Roger Owen, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East, Routledge, 2000
  • Nazih Ayubi, Over-Stating the Arab State: Politics and Society in the Middle East, I.B. Tauris 1996

Additional required reading

  • Alan Richards, John Waterbury, A Political Economy of the Middle East, Westview Press, 2009.
  • Kjetil Selvik, Stig Stenslie, Stability and Change in the Modern Middle East, I.B. Tauris, 2011

Senior lecturers

  • DJEBBI, Sihem (Attachée temporaire d'enseignement et de recherche)
  • SEURAT, Laetitia L. (Post doctorante)