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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!...

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Apr 15, 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.


Oct 13, 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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After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure의 94개 리뷰 중 51~75

교육 기관: Khalaf M I

May 25, 2020

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

교육 기관: Wendy M

Sep 22, 2017

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

교육 기관: Joanna S

Aug 21, 2017

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

교육 기관: Bruno V E

Jun 24, 2020

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

교육 기관: Ilaria C

Dec 20, 2017

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

교육 기관: Radha M P

May 23, 2020

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

교육 기관: Manuel F G

Dec 08, 2017

Excellent course, full of information,

Academic reflections and useful bibliography.

교육 기관: Manole M

Apr 27, 2020

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

교육 기관: allexandraach

Jun 22, 2020

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

교육 기관: Ingmar S

Nov 11, 2018

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

교육 기관: Richard M

Aug 07, 2017

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

교육 기관: Jan S

Nov 27, 2017

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

교육 기관: Bernadette L

Jan 27, 2018

Outstanding lesson with profound knowledge of the lecturer.

교육 기관: Mohamed-Ali A

Apr 16, 2020

really insightful and progress and honest.

교육 기관: Amr A W

Oct 11, 2017

Excellent course. Greetings from Egypt. ;)


Sep 28, 2017

Very interested this course. Thank you.

교육 기관: Maria A V

Jan 02, 2018

Excellent course, excellent professor.

교육 기관: Rubén A B P

Aug 31, 2017

Extremely good class from Dr. Afsah!

교육 기관: Ahmer J K

Nov 19, 2017

Excellent, though provoking course!

교육 기관: Saad A W B

Oct 29, 2019

Many thanks...Very fruitful course

교육 기관: Virgil H

May 03, 2020

Incredibly interesting lectures.

교육 기관: JOHN Q

Sep 20, 2017

fun and interesting course.

교육 기관: Andrea E

Jun 19, 2020

Excellent and brilliant!

교육 기관: Sujata A

Feb 27, 2019

Lucid and informative.

교육 기관: Katharina W

Feb 26, 2019

I gained enormous ins