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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!...



14. Apr. 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. Okt. 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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von C.Winkel

29. Sep. 2018

Very interesting and enlightening course. The instructor is excellent and very well informed and engaging.

von Elizabeth B

20. Sep. 2017

Excellent and very informative course, makes you think critically about the situation in the Middle East.

von Zeeshan I C

29. Juli 2017

quite unique in features and highly informative to those who have an interest in this part of the world.

von Khalaf M I

25. Mai 2020

one of the best ever courses I have done so far. deep knowledge especially for Middle East students.

von Samah A J

20. Aug. 2020

Deep and productive course. Although the language is difficult, the information deserves the time.

von Wendy M

22. Sep. 2017

Superb course that gave me lots to think about. Very grateful to the Professor and all concerned.

von Joanna S

21. Aug. 2017

Very interesting and follows on nicely from Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World.

von Elina V

3. Mai 2022

U​tterly inspiring and insightful course that helps you to understand a complex issue.

von Bruno V E

4. Aug. 2020

A complete course, that made me want to study the middle east conflicts in my masters!

von Ilaria C

20. Dez. 2017

I've liked this course because it has been displayed in a very scientific way. Thanks!

von Kalanyoo A

28. Aug. 2021

this is great, this course extended my background in Arab Studies from my BA (Arabic)

von SalmaX33

27. Juli 2022

Eye-opening and explanatory of the many issues we can see the region encumbered with

von Radha M P

23. Mai 2020

This course gives valuable insights into complex problems in society. I enjoyed it.

von Manuel F G

8. Dez. 2017

Excellent course, full of information,

Academic reflections and useful bibliography.

von Manole M

27. Apr. 2020

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

von Andrés R

7. Aug. 2020

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

von allexandraach

22. Juni 2020

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

von Ingmar S

11. Nov. 2018

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

von Ozge T

26. Dez. 2020

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

von Richard M

7. Aug. 2017

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

von Jan S

27. Nov. 2017

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

von Aline A A G

7. Aug. 2020

Nice course and great information. I really liked this course

von Bernadette L

27. Jan. 2018

Outstanding lesson with profound knowledge of the lecturer.

von María N T

30. Aug. 2021

Very accurate, interesting and stimulating. thank you.

von Najmussaman P

1. Sep. 2020