RELIGIONE E POLITICA IN MEDIO ORIENTE E NORD AFRICA (NON ATTIVO)
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA (NON ATTIVO)
Anno accademico 2021/2022
- Codice attività didattica
- Corso di studio
- Corso di laurea magistrale in Scienze internazionali (Classe LM-52)
- 1° anno
- Da definire
- SSD attività didattica
- SPS/08 - sociologia dei processi culturali e comunicativi
- Tipologia esame
- Tipologia unità didattica
The course aims to:
- Introduce students to a general understanding of Islamism, its birth, its definitions, its basic theories and its transformations.
- Make students aware of the complexity and plurality of Islamism.
- Provide students with the analytical tools required to analyse critically the theoretical and methodological approaches employed to study Islamism.
Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Have a solid knowledge of Islamism, its birth, its definitions, its basic theories and transformations
- Analyze Islamism in its plurality
- Develop critical thinking vis-à-vis the existing literature on Islamism(s).
Lecture 1 26 February 2018 - Introduction to the course
Lecture 2 27 February 2018 - The formation of the Modern Middle East: state borders, between Islam and Pan-Arabism
Lecture 3 28 February 2018 -Authoritarianism and Islamism
Lecture 4 6 March 2018 - What is Political Islam: democracy in Islamic thought
Lecture 5 7 March 2018 - Early Islamism
Lecture 6 12 March 2018 - Sayyid Qutb and the radicalism of Political Islam
Lecture 7 13 March 2018 - The Arab Spring
Lecture 8 14 March 2018 - The Muslim Brotherhood: from violence to democracy?
Lecture 9 19 March 2018 - Sectarianism in the Middle East
Lecture 10 20 March 2018 - Islamism in the Shiia tradition
Lecture 11 21 March 2018 - The Sunni-Shia Divide ? Iraq vs Iran
Lecture 12 26 March 2018 - Lebanon: sectarianism as a State system
Lecture 13 27 March 2018 - The Salafists and the Palestinian network in Lebanon
Lecture 14 28 March 2018 - Hizbullah and the transformation of the Lebanese State
Lecture 15 9 April 2018 - Sectarianism in the Gulf
Lecture 16 10 April 2018 - Religious and Secular Laws in the Middle East I
Lecture 17 11 April 2018 - Religious and Secular Laws in the Middle East II
Lecture 18 7 May 2018 - The Palestinian political system/The Islamic Jihad
Lecture 19 8 May 2018 - Hamas: between religion and national liberation
Lecture 20 9 May 2018 - The Syrian civil war
Lecture 21 14 May 2018 - The complexity of contemporary Salafism
Lecture 22 15 May 2018 - Salafism and the Arab Spring: from quietism to party politics
Lecture 23 16 May 2018 - The rise of Jihadi Salafism
Lecture 24 21 May 2018 - The IS Caliphate
Lecture 25 22 May 2018 - 'The Islamic State' Vice News documentary
Lecture 26 23 May 2018 - Final thoughts
Modalità di insegnamento
The course adopts a lecture/seminar format. The lecturer will introduce the topic of the day and students are expected to contribute to class discussions.
Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento
Students will be assessed on 1 research essay (50% of the final mark), on reading reports (25% of the final mark) and on a book report (25% of the final mark). The essay is due on Friday May 25 2018 and should be sent to me by e-mail. Students are encouraged to choose their own topic with previous agreement from the lecturer. The research essay will be no longer than 5000 words; it should be analytical and not descriptive. The essay must be the student's own work as plagiarism will not be tolerated. Plagiarism will be treated very seriously, and in order to avoid suspicion, students should reference their work correctly. The reading reports are to be hand-delivered in class (or by email before class) at every lecture. The readings marked with an asterisk are the ones you should do the report on. The report will be no longer than 500 words and it is the summary of the main points the author(s) wish to convey. The book report is due on Friday May 4 2018 and should be sent to me by e-mail. Students will have to demonstrate that they have actually read the book and identify the main arguments the author(s) puts forth. In addition, students will have to highlight the strength and weaknesses of the arguments made in the book by employing specific examples and relying on other readings. The report will be no longer than 2,000 words. A list of books is provided on the last page of the course outline, but you can choose to write the report on a book of your choice with previous agreement from me.
Attività di supporto
Testi consigliati e bibliografia
There is no manual for this course. All the readings are journal articles. the lecturer will suggest in class a number of manuals that can be useful as a reference for students who are completely unfamiliar with the politics of the region.