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63533-01 - Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Understanding Collective Violence in the Near and Middle East 2 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Alexander Balistreri (alexander.balistreri@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In this working group (Arbeitsgemeinschaft), students will work together to develop a better understanding of collective violence and political violence in the Middle East. The time period covered by the working group spans the late nineteenth century to the present day. Students will meet with the instructor in six sessions; the first session will define the aims of the working group and establish working definitions for key terms. The other five sessions will address various categories of collective violence: interethnic violence, state violence, paramilitary violence, terrorism and insurgency, and civil war and revolution. In addition to general literature on collective violence in the Middle East, students’ readings will be guided by their own research interests and case studies. By compiling, reading, and comparing recent literature on collective violence in the Middle East, students will explore the origins of collective violence, the slipperiness of classification and naming, violence legitimation strategies, and the comparability of collective violence in the Middle East, among other topics.
Lernziele Students will
-- work together to develop questions and concepts regarding collective violence
-- probe these questions using selected case studies from the Middle East
-- familiarize themselves with and develop a critical approach to the current literature
-- practice presenting on academic topics in English
Bemerkungen This working group will meet on the following Wednesdays between 16.00-19.00:
22 September, 6, 13, 20, 27 October, 3 November
Participation in the first session on 22 September is mandatory.

Because of space restrictions, this working group is initially limited to 7 participants. Should the situation allow it, the course will be expanded. Students from Near & Middle Eastern Studies and Changing Societies have priority.


Teilnahmebedingungen This is a working group offered at the master's level. Participation requires the ability and willingness to read relatively large amounts of scholarly literature in English. A familiarity with the geography and history of the Middle East is also assumed.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall unregelmässig
Datum 22.09.2021 – 03.11.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Mittwoch 22.09.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr Maiengasse, Seminarraum E005
Mittwoch 06.10.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr Maiengasse, Seminarraum E005
Mittwoch 13.10.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr Maiengasse, Seminarraum E005
Mittwoch 20.10.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr Maiengasse, Seminarraum E005
Mittwoch 27.10.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr Maiengasse, Seminarraum E005
Mittwoch 03.11.2021 16.15-19.00 Uhr Maiengasse, Seminarraum E005
Module Modul: Conflicts and Peacebuilding (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Students will be responsible for weekly presentations and session summaries.
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 Nahost-Studien