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210106 SE M4: International Politics and Development (2021W)

State sponsored militias in the Middle East

9.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
Continuous assessment of course work
MIXED

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Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

We will try for a 'conventional' semester, units will take place in the seminar room but maybe only in a hybrid form (1/2 of the group comes to class in one week, the other 1/2 the next week), those absent take part via moodle platform.
Please, try to come to the 1st unit on Oct.7

Thursday 07.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 14.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 21.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 04.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 11.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 18.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 02.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 09.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Thursday 27.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

First, we will try to understand why several states in the Middle East lost or never attained the monopoly of violence and are thus confronted with nonstate actors on their territory sponsored by other states directly or indirectly. Second, we ask about the allegiances of these militias and analyze their internal structures. Third, we will get to the level of international law and the political interplay of international relations.

There will be reflections on the normative level - 'weak' versus 'strong' states f.e. as well as an overview of guerilla strategies always in regard with international legal principles and theories of international relations.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. individual contribution in different forms: discussion leader, presenter of texts main arguments, presenters
(we aviod long presentations)
2. understanding the arguments of different scholars, their schools of thinking
3. final written test (4 multiple choice questions, 4 open questions) about seminar content and literature

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1. presence (be it in classroom or hybrid)
2. 50% of points in the written test (32 of 64 points)
3. individual contribution as described in 1. in the previous section
4. verbal contributions to the discussions

Examination topics

1. required readings (as indicated in the syllabus, will be on moodle)
2. seminar content

Reading list

Required reading

Reader on moodle

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 18.10.2021 14:08