Islam and Democracy in the Modern Middle East (21322). 2 units. This seminar will study the development of regimes of government in Muslim countries since the nineteenth century. Focus will be on early constitutional movements, the rise of political Islam, the management of religion in various twentieth-century states, the Iranian revolution, and the growth of Salafi ideas, culminating in the ISIS "caliphate." Paper required. Enrollment capped at twenty-five, with five places reserved for Law students. Also PLSC 377/PLSC 776/EP&E 249/RLST 288/RLST 728. A. F. March.
Note: This course will follow the Yale College calendar. The first class meeting will be on Friday, January 29.