SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class of Department of Diplomacy
Course NameInternational Relations in Middle East
InstructorCHANG CHING-AN
Credit3.0
Course TypeSelectively
PrerequisiteA、International Relations、International Studie、Intro : International Relations、Intro to International Relations、Introduction to International Relations、Introduction to World Politics、N/AorComparative Government and Politices、Comparative Government and Politics、Comparative Governments、Comparative Politices、History of Chinese Political Thought
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週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



Historical review



1 (9/12)



Introduction



1. Louise Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University, 2019 (Ch. 1).



2.      Raymond Hinnebusch, The international politics of the Middle East, New York: Manchester University Press, 2003 (Ch. 1 & 2).




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  2. lecture



3



6



2



(9/19)



The Emergence of the Middle East into the Modern State System



Required readings:




  1. Roger Owen, State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East, London: Routledge, 2009 (Ch. 1).

  2. Raymond Hinnebusch, Toward a Historical Sociology of State Formation in the Middle East, Middle East Critique, (2010) 19:3.



Recommended reading:




  1. Louise Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University, 2019 (Ch. 2).  




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



3



(9/26)



The Cold War



Required readings:




  1. Avi Shlaim and Yezid Sayigh (eds.), The Cold War and the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997 (Ch. 1).

  2. Efraim Karsh, Cold War, Post-Cold War: does it make a difference for the Middle East? Review of International Studies (1997) 23:3.



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 3).  




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



4



(10/3)



Post-Cold War



Required readings:




  1. Bahgat Korany (ed.), The Changing Middle East, Cairo & New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2010 (Ch. 1).

  2. Fawaz A. Gerges, ISIS: A History, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016 (Intro.-Ch. 2).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 4).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



Themes



5



(10/10)



National Day



No readings!



No class!



0



0



6



(10/17)



Oil and Political Economy



Required readings:




  1. Mahmoud A. El-Gamal and Amy Myers Jaffe, Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010 (Preface, Ch.1).

  2. Rachel Bronson, Thicker than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006 (prologue, Ch.1).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 5).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



7



(10/24)



Politics of Identity



Required readings:




  1. James Jankowski and Israel Gershoni (ed.), Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East, New York: Columbia University Press, 1997 (Intro.).

  2. Michael N. Barnett, Dialogues in Arab Politics, New YorkL Columbia University Press, 1998 (Ch. 5).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 7).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



8



(10/31)



Islam and International Relations



Required readings:




  1. Peter Mandaville, Islam and Politics, New York: Routledge, 2014 (Ch.7).

  2. Nelly Lahoud (ed.), Islam in World Politics, London: Routledge, 2005 (Ch.2).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 8).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



9



(11/7)



Mid-term



Mid-term exam



 



 



 



10



(11/14)



Regionalism and Alliances



Required readings:




  1. Cilja Harders and Matteo Legrenzi, Beyond Regionalism? Regional Cooperation, Regionalism and Regionalization in the Middle East, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2008. (Ch.6, 8, and 10)



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 9).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



11



(11/21)



Security



Required readings:




  1. Pinar Bilgin, Beyond Statism in Security Studies? Human Agency and Security in the Middle East, The Review of International Affairs, (2002) 2:1.

  2. Michael D. Yaffe, The Gulf and a new Middle East Security System, Middle East Policy (2004) 11:3.



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 10).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



Issues & Actors



12



(11/28)



Foreign Policy



Required readings:




  1. Raymond Hinnebusch and Anoushiravan Ehteshami (eds.), The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, London: Lynne Rienner, 2002. (Ch. 7, 9, 14).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 11).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



13



(12/05)



The Arab-Israeli Conflict



Required readings:




  1. Louis Kriesberg, Mediation and the Transformation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Journal of Peace Research, (2001) 38:3.

  2. Oren Barak, The Failure of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, 1993-2000, Journal of Peace Research, (2005) 42:6.



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 12).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



14



(12/12)



The Arab Spring



Required readings:




  1. Elizabeth Buckner and Lina Khatib, The Martyrs’ Revolutions: The Role of Martyrs in the Arab Spring, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, (2014) 41:4.

  2. André Bank, Thomas Richter and Anna Sunik, Durable, Yet Different: Monarchies in the Arab Spring, Journal of Arabian Studies, (2014) 4:2.



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 15).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



15



(12/19)



The US and the Middle East



Required readings:




  1. Jody C Baumgartner, Peter L. Francia and Jonathan S. Morris, A Clash of Civilizations? The Influence of Religion on Public Opinion of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Political Research Quarterly, (2008) 61:2.

  2. Kylie Baxter and Shahram Akbarzadeh, US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The roots of anti-Americanism, London and New York: Routledge, 2008. (Ch. 5).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 16).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



16



(12/26)



Mainland China and the Middle East



Required readings:




  1. Alexander Neill, China and the Middle East, Adelphi Papers, (2014). 

  2. Michael Singh, Chinese Policy in the Middle East in the Wake of the Arab Springs, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, (2014).



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 17).




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  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



17



(01/02)



Europe and the Middle East



Required readings:




  1. Andrea Teti, The EU’s First Response to the ‘Arab Spring’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity, Mediterranean Politics, (2012) 17:3.

  2. Europe and the Middle East perspectives on Major Policy Issues, EU.



Recommended reading:




  1. Fawcett (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East (Ch. 18).




  1. preview

  2. lecture

  3. seminar



3



6



18



(01/09)



Final essay



Hand in the essays



 



 



 



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

1. Group presentation (10%)



2. Midterm exam (20%)



3. Participation in seminar (30%).



4. A 2000 words essay related to the International Relations of Middle East (35%).



5. Attendenance (5%)



Notes:



1. Plagiarism will be given zero marks for the course. 



2. If the exam is not taken on the day of the exam, the student will receive only 80% of the result achieved.


Textbook & Reference

  1. Bank, A. Thomas Richter and Anna Sunik, Durable, Yet Different: Monarchies in the Arab Spring, Journal of Arabian Studies, (2014) 4:2.

  2. Barak, O. The Failure of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, 1993-2000, Journal of Peace Research, (2005) 42:6.

  3. Barnett, M. N. Dialogues in Arab Politics, New YorkL Columbia University Press, 1998.

  4. Baumgartner, J.C. and Peter L. Francia and Jonathan S. Morris, A Clash of Civilizations? The Influence of Religion on Public Opinion of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East, Political Research Quarterly, (2008) 61:2.

  5. Baxter, K. and Shahram Akbarzadeh, US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The roots of anti-Americanism, London and New York: Routledge, 2008.

  6. Bilgin, P. Beyond Statism in Security Studies? Human Agency and Security in the Middle East, The Review of International Affairs, (2002) 2:1.

  7. Bronson, R. Thicker than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.

  8. Buckner, E. and Lina Khatib, The Martyrs’ Revolutions: The Role of Martyrs in the Arab Spring, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, (2014) 41:4.

  9. El-Gamal, M. A. and Amy Myers Jaffe, Oil, Dollars, Debt, and Crises: The Global Curse of Black Gold, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

  10. Europe and the Middle East perspectives on Major Policy Issues, EU.

  11. Fawcett, L. (ed.), International Relations of the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University, 2019.

  12. Gerges, F. A. ISIS: A History, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.

  13. Harders, C. and Matteo Legrenzi, Beyond Regionalism? Regional Cooperation, Regionalism and Regionalization in the Middle East, Hampshire: Ashgate, 2008.

  14. Hinnebusch, R. and Anoushiravan Ehteshami (eds.), The Foreign Policies of Middle East States, London: Lynne Rienner, 2002.

  15. Hinnebusch, R. Toward a Historical Sociology of State Formation in the Middle East, Middle East Critique, (2010).

  16. Jankowski, J. and Israel Gershoni (ed.), Rethinking Nationalism in the Arab Middle East, New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

  17. Karsh, E. Cold War, Post-Cold War: does it make a difference for the Middle East? Review of International Studies (1997) 23:3.

  18. Korany, B. (ed.), The Changing Middle East, Cairo & New York: American University in Cairo Press, 2010.

  19. Kriesberg, L., Mediation and the Transformation of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Journal of Peace Research, (2001) 38:3.

  20. Lahoud, N. (ed.), Islam in World Politics, London: Routledge, 2005.

  21. Mandaville, P. Islam and Politics, New York: Routledge, 2014.

  22. Neill, A. China and the Middle East, Adelphi Papers, (2014).

  23. Owen, R. State, Power and Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East, London: Routledge, 2009.

  24. Shlaim, A. and Yezid Sayigh (eds.), The Cold War and the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

  25. Singh, M. Chinese Policy in the Middle East in the Wake of the Arab Springs, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, (2014).

  26. Teti, A. The EU’s First Response to the ‘Arab Spring’: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Partnership for Democracy and Shared Prosperity, Mediterranean Politics, (2012) 17:3.

  27. Yaffe, M. D. The Gulf and a new Middle East Security System, Middle East Policy (2004) 11:3.


Urls about Course
1. Aljazeera, https://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2007/09/200852519252884626.html 2. Crisis Group, https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa 3. Global Issues, www.globalissues.org/article/119/the-middle-east-conflict-a-brief-background
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