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POLI-337 Protest in the Middle East

This course is theoretically based on the social mobilization literature and geographically concerns the Middle East. Concisely, the class seeks an answer to the question: Why do masses mobilize? Class meetings explore such themes as mobilization, repression, protest, as well as democratic deficit, economic deprivation in the Middle East. Case studies include but are not limited to the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the Palestinian Intifadas, and various mobilization events during the "Arab Spring." There are no prerequisites, but POLI-228 is recommended. 4 SH.