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CISS6013: Middle East Conflict and Security

2022 unit information

This unit examines the drivers of conflict and insecurity in the contemporary Middle East, starting with a theoretical framework that investigates the processes of state-formation and external intervention in the region. The unit focuses on the interplay between domestic factors (such as rentierism and regime dynamics) and international factors (including geopolitics/geo-economics, and the military industrial complex), and uses several detailed case studies to explore the relationship from various angles.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code CISS6013
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explore the relationship between the theory and practice of security in the Middle East
  • LO2. research and select and critically analyse relevant sources as evidence beyond the listed readings
  • LO3. apply non-Western conceptions of security and development to regional politics
  • LO4. demonstrate preparation for, and performance in, the scenario-based learning exercises throughout the unit
  • LO5. avoid plagiarism and other forms of misconduct.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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