Mediterranean Politics

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mediterranean Politics

  • Host University

    Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona

  • Location

    Barcelona, Spain

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, International Studies, Political Science, Spanish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

    45
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    INTRODUCTION:

    This course explores issues of development, the state, and democracy within the Mediterranean region with a special attention to Southern Europe, North Africa, and Turkey (from a comparative perspective). In this exploration we will pay attention to issues of Modernity and its significance and connection to development, the state, and democracy. The religion-politics duality is of essence throughout the semester. A cultural component (films, related to Mediterranean political issues) will be part of this course.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

         - Fluent in English

     

    CONTENTS:

         • Mediterranean political issues

         • Modernity

         • Religion & politics

         • Politics of development

         • Conceptualizing development, democracy, the state, globalization