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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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14 avr. 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 oct. 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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par allexandraach

22 juin 2020

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

par Ingmar S

11 nov. 2018

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

par Ozge T

26 déc. 2020

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

par Richard M

7 août 2017

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

par Jan S

27 nov. 2017

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

par Aline A A G

7 août 2020

Nice course and great information. I really liked this course

par Bernadette L

27 janv. 2018

Outstanding lesson with profound knowledge of the lecturer.

par Najmussaman P

1 sept. 2020


par Mohamed-Ali A

16 avr. 2020

really insightful and progress and honest.

par Amr A W

11 oct. 2017

Excellent course. Greetings from Egypt. ;)


28 sept. 2017

Very interested this course. Thank you.

par Maria A V

2 janv. 2018

Excellent course, excellent professor.

par Ruben A B P

31 août 2017

Extremely good class from Dr. Afsah!

par Ahmer J K

18 nov. 2017

Excellent, though provoking course!

par Saad A W B

29 oct. 2019

Many thanks...Very fruitful course

par Virgil H

3 mai 2020

Incredibly interesting lectures.

par JOHN Q

20 sept. 2017

fun and interesting course.

par Andrea E

19 juin 2020

Excellent and brilliant!

par Sujata A

27 févr. 2019

Lucid and informative.

par Katharina W

26 févr. 2019

I gained enormous ins

par Glenn H

7 mai 2020

Interesting course.

par RAID A R S

28 mai 2020

Excellent course

par Abdulaziz S B

26 janv. 2020

Excellent .

par Mahmoud E

15 avr. 2019

very good

par Mona A A

7 juil. 2020