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62691-01 - Übung: Challenging Security Dynamics in the Contemporary Middle East 2 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Inhalt The course is focused to provide an overview of the security dynamics and the transformative landscape of the contemporary (geo)political situation in the region of the Middle East. This region is considered as geographically strategic, peace promising and security vulnerable in relation to the intersection of the issues connected with global politics, world economics and socio-cultural affairs. Within several decades the region experienced a myriad of significant security challenges which influenced not only regional dimensions but also brought about critical changes, especially in light of the role played by the emergence of new actors, technologies and clash of interests of global powers. They impact the scenery of global developments and the domains of local, regional, international security exemplified by some major political events and their complexity. The course concludes with a focus on the impact of the pandemic on the security politics in the region and its possible implications for the future. Taking into account fields of political science and the Middle East, the course combines a multi-dimensional approach to the interconnected discourses on security.
Lernziele -Develop a basic understanding of national, regional and international security in general, in particular major security challenges in the Middle East
-Comprehend key concepts, relationships, and main challenges regarding national security strategies of the regional powers (Iran, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia) and their impacts on global security
-Identify (inter-)national security concerns and interests of global powers (US, Russia, China) over the region
-Discuss approaches and articles to clarify political discourses on the security issues of the region
Literatur Chalk, P. (2004). ‘Non-Military Security in the Wider Middle East’. Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 26: 197–214.
Gelwin, J.L. (2011). The Modern Middle East: A History. Oxford University Press.
Halliday, F. K. (2005). The Middle East in International Relations: Power, Politics and Ideology, Cambridge: CUP.
Krause, K. and Williams, M. (2018). Security and ‘security studies’. In: The Oxford Handbook of International Security. Alexandra Gheciu and William Wohlforth, eds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.14-28.
Yaffe, M. (2004). The Gulf and a New Middle East Security System, Middle East Policy, 11(3), Fall.
Bemerkungen This course (Übung) will be taught by
Marzhan Nurzhan (Institute of Political Science)
Selin Yilmaz (Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies)


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 24.09.2021 – 24.12.2021
Zeit Freitag, 14.15-15.45 - Online Präsenz -
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 24.09.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 01.10.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 08.10.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 15.10.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 22.10.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 29.10.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 05.11.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 12.11.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 19.11.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 26.11.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr Dies Academicus
Freitag 03.12.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 10.12.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 17.12.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr --, --
Freitag 24.12.2021 14.15-15.45 Uhr Weihnachtsferien
Module Modul: Themen der Nahoststudien (Bachelor Studienfach Nahoststudien)
Modul: Vertiefung Politikwissenschaft B.A. (Bachelor Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Assessment will be based on a weekly presence and class activity: preparedness and active participation in the discussion or alternatively students can choose to deliver short (up ½ or 1 page) weekly reflective summaries on the compulsory reading for the class. The course will end with students giving an individual presentation of a research proposal on the topic chosen during the class. The topic has to correspond with the general subject of the course. Results are scheduled to be presented during the last two sessions along with the submission of the short research paper 1 week prior to the presentation.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft