Oct 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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LAW 514/5214 - Human Rights in the Middle East (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
  and    . (Prerequisites can be waived by permission of the department).

Description
What does it mean to study human rights in the Middle East today? While exploring human rights violations in the Middle East might seem like a natural starting point, this course moves beyond that exercise. It aims at disrupting the traditional divisions and binaries of ‘economic and social rights’ versus ‘civil and political rights’. It engages with human rights as a series of intersectional moves that, together, fundamentally shape life in the Middle East. Additionally, the purpose of the course is not only to study structures of domination, such as authoritarianism, Islamism, patriarchy and neoliberalism, but also to engage with spaces of resistance and struggle. Whether it is the Arab revolutions, the recent protests in Iran, or the struggles of the Kurds across the region, the people of the Middle East have been engaging in different forms of resistance that fundamentally transformed the region over the course of the past decades. Normally offered in the spring semester



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