The Philosophy of Middle-Eastern Politics

Institution: Roanoke College

Department: Public Affairs

Course-level: Advanced undergraduate course

Format: Seminar

Description: This course introduces students to the philosophy of contemporary politics in the Middle East by examining issues such as Western representations of the Middle-East, factors of early state-building and its legacies in modern states in the region, and gender politics. Its focus is on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which we study by engaging with contemporary political theorists who aim to understand Middle-Eastern politics from a philosophical point of view.