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Sobre o curso

Learn why the hope and excitement of the Arab Spring is gone, why so many Arab states are falling apart, why the youth are so frustrated, why there are so many refugees, and what can be done about it. The so-called Arab Spring appeared to end decades of exceptionalism and bring the Arab world back into the mainstream of global developments. The rebellions promised the return of politics and the reassertion of popular sovereignty against their corrupt and geriatric leaders. Much hope and flowery language greeted the young men and women who deposed their leaders and tried to build new, better societies. Today, the Arab world is in deep crisis. Of the 22 member states of the Arab League, at least five have essentially collapsed: Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria exist only in name today, as their territories have fallen to competing, murderous armed groups. In the remaining countries, the old autocracies have reasserted themselves. The repression at home is now worsened by regional conflict on an unprecedented scale, and the resulting frustration has led to the biggest refugee flows in recent memory. What went wrong? This course offers an overview of the structural shortcomings of Arab states and societies, which help us understand why the democratic awakening did not happen but instead “has given way to civil wars, ethnic, sectarian and regional divisions and the reassertion of absolutism.” This raises the obvious and renewed question whether there is something inherent in the Arab, and by analogy Muslim, condition that makes them special. Does this condition make this part of the world impervious to generally observable trends towards greater accountability, popular participation in political decision-making, greater generation and fairer division of economic wealth? Join this course to find out!...

Melhores avaliações

14 de Abr de 2020

Provides a fascinating and important approach to studying this topic. The professor's framework and intellectual depth enriched my understanding of this important and enduring problem.

12 de Out de 2018

An eye opening experience. I really hope this becomes a mandated course among anyone participating in any diplomatic initiatives in the Middle East and the Arabic world.

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por Manuel F G

8 de Dez de 2017

Excellent course, full of information,

Academic reflections and useful bibliography.

por Manole M

27 de Abr de 2020

knowledgeable, comprehensive, gave me a new perspective on the matter discussed.

por Andrés R

7 de Ago de 2020

It is a great course, which answers many questions about the Arab Middle East.

por allexandraach

22 de Jun de 2020

Excellent; as a minus I'd say the long, complex and information-rich sentences

por Ingmar S

11 de Nov de 2018

pacing of this course was manageable with the tests coming after each video.

por Ozge T

26 de Dez de 2020

I am glad to have this wonderful course. instructor is great. Thanks a lot

por Richard M

7 de Ago de 2017

Another excellent and insightful course, very well delivered by Dr Afsah.

por Jan S

27 de Nov de 2017

Gives a great insight into the problems of the failing muslim states

por Aline A A G

7 de Ago de 2020

Nice course and great information. I really liked this course

por Bernadette L

27 de Jan de 2018

Outstanding lesson with profound knowledge of the lecturer.

por Najmussaman P

1 de Set de 2020


por Mohamed-Ali A

16 de Abr de 2020

really insightful and progress and honest.

por Amr A W

11 de Out de 2017

Excellent course. Greetings from Egypt. ;)


28 de Set de 2017

Very interested this course. Thank you.

por Maria A V

2 de Jan de 2018

Excellent course, excellent professor.

por Ruben A B P

31 de Ago de 2017

Extremely good class from Dr. Afsah!

por Ahmer J K

18 de Nov de 2017

Excellent, though provoking course!

por Saad A W B

29 de Out de 2019

Many thanks...Very fruitful course

por Virgil H

3 de Mai de 2020

Incredibly interesting lectures.

por JOHN Q

20 de Set de 2017

fun and interesting course.

por Andrea E

19 de Jun de 2020

Excellent and brilliant!

por Sujata A

27 de Fev de 2019

Lucid and informative.

por Katharina W

26 de Fev de 2019

I gained enormous ins

por Glenn H

7 de Mai de 2020

Interesting course.

por RAID A R S

28 de Mai de 2020

Excellent course