"Regime Change in the Middle East"
Regime Change in the Middle East Professor Naomi Weinberger E-mail: email@example.com 1111 International Affairs Building Tel.: 854-9846 Political Science 3952, Section 2 Spring 2004 Class: Tuesdays 6:10-8PM Office hours: after class and by appointment COURSE REQUIREMENTS l. Class participation: [20% of grade] 1. The class will be run as a seminar, inviting structured discussion of a common set of assigned readings. All readings (three articles per week) are contained in a course pack available for purchase at Village Copier. 2. All participants are expected to attend class regularly and to make an effort to read as much as possible, coming to class prepared to discuss assigned readings. 2. Analytical critiques: [20% of grade] Each student will write brief critiques of two assigned readings from the course pack, following guidelines distributed in class. Your critique should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to the professor and circulated to classmates by the Monday prior to the relevant class meeting. 3. Research Paper: [60% of grade: 30% for research design and sample chapters; 30% for final draft] a. A 20-page research paper on a topic approved by the instructor is due by Monday, April 19. b. Topic proposal is due by February 2 and research design by February 16. c. Two sample chapters should be submitted by March 1 and March 29. d. During the last two class sessions, students will join in thematically related teams to deliver oral presentations of research findings to the class. A one-page abstract of the presentation will be circulated via e-mail to classmates prior to class meeting. I. UNDERSTANDING REGIME CHANGE Week 1: Course overview [January 20] Week 2: What is Regime Change? [January 27] 1.Houngnikpo, Mathurn C. Pax Democratica: The Gospel According To St. Democracy 41th Annual Convention Los Angeles, CA. March 14-18, 2000. International Studies Association http://www.ciaonet.org/isa/hou01/hou01.html - 70.5KB 2.Feldman, Noah After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy. Farrar Straus & Giroux; 1st edition (April 2003), pp. 189-234. 3. Maridi Nahas, State-Systems and Revolutionary Challenge: Nasser, Khomeini, and the Middle East International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 17, No. 4. (Nov., 1985), pp. 507-527. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0020-7438%28198511%2917%3A4%3C507%3ASARCNK%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X II. IMPERIALISM AND NATIONALISM Week 3: Turkey: From Ottoman Rule to Ataturk [February 3] 1.Hugh Seton-Watson Aftermaths of Empire Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 15, No. 1, Imperial Hangovers. (Jan., 1980), pp. 197-208. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-0094%28198001%2915%3A1%3C197%3AAOE%3E2.0.CO%3B2-X 2.Bay Burhan Belge Modern Turkey International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs 1931-1939), Vol. 18, No. 6. (Nov. - Dec., 1939), pp. 745-762. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=1473-8104%28193911%2F12%2918%3A6%3C745%3AMT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9 3. Dankwart A. Rustow The Army and the Founding of the Turkish Republic World Politics, Vol. 11, No. 4. (Jul., 1959), pp. 513-552. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0043-8871%28195907%2911%3A4%3C513%3ATAATFO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q Week 4: Egyptian Revolution and Nasser's Legacy [February 10 1. Malcolm Kerr, "'Coming to Terms With Nasser': Attempts and Failures." International Affairs (Royal Institute of International Affairs), Vol. 43, No. 1 (Jan., 1967), 65-84. [jstor] 2. Peter Johnson Egypt Under Nasser MERIP Reports, No. 10. (Jul., 1972), pp. 3-14. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0047-7265%28197207%290%3A10%3C3%3AEUN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-3 3. Barnett, Michael: Dialogues in Arab Politics: The Ascent and Descent of Arabism, 1956–1967 Fall 1998. http://www.ciaonet.org/book/barnett/barnett05.html - 170.1KB Week 5: Algerian Revolution [February 17] 1. William H. Lewis, "Algeria: The Cycle of Reciprocal Fear," African Studies Bulletin, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Dec., 1969), 323-337. 2. Paul A. Beckett Algeria vs. Fanon: The Theory of Revolutionary Decolonization, and the Algerian Experience The Western Political Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 1. (Mar., 1973), pp. 5-27. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0043-4078%28197303%2926%3A1%3C5%3AAVFTTO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-5 3. Robert A. Mortimer The Algerian Revolution in Search of the African Revolution The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 8, No. 3. (Oct., 1970), pp. 363-387. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-278X%28197010%298%3A3%3C363%3ATARISO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q III. CIVIL WARS, REGIONAL AND GREAT POWER INTERVENERS Week 6: Iran: Mossadeq (1953), Fall of the Shah (1979) [February 24] 1. Mark J. Gasiorowski The 1953 Coup D'etat in Iran International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 19, No. 3. (Aug., 1987), pp. 261-286. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0020-7438%28198708%2919%3A3%3C261%3AT1CDII%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9 2. Said Amir Arjomand Iran's Islamic Revolution in Comparative Perspective World Politics, Vol. 38, No. 3. (Apr., 1986), pp. 383-414. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0043-8871%28198604%2938%3A3%3C383%3AIIRICP%3E2.0.CO%3B2-D 3. Ali M. Ansari Continuous Regime Change from Within The Washington Quarterly • 26: 4 pp. 53–67. THE WASHINGTON QUARTERLY AUTUMN 2003 http://www.ciaonet.org/olj/twq/fall2003/twq_fall2003d.pdf - 83.2KB Week 7: Lebanon: Ongoing Civil Conflict and Ambitious Neighbors [March 2] 1. Habib C. Malik Is There Still A Lebanon? MERIA Issue #5/March 1998 http://www.ciaonet.org/olj/meria/meria398_malik.html - 26.8KB 2. Farid el Khazen, “Political Parties in Postwar Lebanon” The Middle East Journal 57:4 (Autumn 2003) 3. Daniel Byman, "Should Hezbollah Be Next?" Foreign Affairs (November/December 2003) Week 8: Yemen: Civil War (1960's), Reunification (1990) [March 9] 1. Robert D. Burrowes Prelude to Unification: The Yemen Arab Republic, 1962 - 1990 International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 23, No. 4. (Nov., 1991), pp. 483-506. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0020-7438%28199111%2923%3A4%3C483%3APTUTYA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-B 2. Padori, Carlos. The Silent Demise of Democracy: the Role of the Clinton Administration in the 1994 Yemini Civil War. Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 4, Fall 1994. 3. Sheila Carapico The Economic Dimension of Yemeni Unity Middle East Report, No. 184, New Orders: The Middle East in a Realigned World. (Sep. - Oct., 1993), pp. 9-14. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0899-2851%28199309%2F10%290%3A184%3C9%3ATEDOYU%3E2.0.CO%3B2-T Week 9: Iraq Invades (1980, 1990) and is Invaded (2003) [March 23] 1. F. Gregory Gause, III* Iraq and the Gulf War: Decision-Making in Baghdad Iraq and the Gulf War: Decision-Making in Baghdad (Full Text, PDF, 34 pages, 60 KB) October 2001 2. Kenneth M. Pollack, "America and the Middle East After Saddam" Keynote Address, Foreign Policy Research Institute Annual Dinner, November 13, 2003 3. Juan Cole, "The United States and Shi'ite Religious Factions in Post-Ba'thist Iraq." The Middle East Journal 57:4 (Autumn 2003) IV. Candidates for future regime change Week 10: Palestine: Transition to Independence [March 30] 1. Khalil Shikaki, "Palestinians Divided," Foreign Affairs January/February 2002) 2. Menachem Klein, "By Conviction, Not By Infliction: The Debate Over Reforming the Palestinian Authority" The Middle East Journal 57:2 (Spring 2003) 3. Barslalou, Judy. The Long Road to Palestinian Reform, Middle East Policy, Vol. X, Vo. 1, Spring 2003. Week 11: Saudi Arabia: Survival of the Monarchy? [April 8] Please note: This class has been rescheduled. 1.Eric Rouleau Trouble in the Kingdom Foreign Affairs, July/August 2002 http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20020701faessay8521/eric-rouleau/trouble-in-the-kingdom.html 2. Michael Scott Doran The Saudi Paradox Foreign Affairs, January/February 2004 http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20040101faessay83105/michael-scott-doran/the-saudi-paradox.html 3. Richard Dekmejian, "The Liberal Impulse in Saudi Arabia." The Middle East Journal 57:3 (Summer 2003) Week 12: Syria: Survival of the Ba'th Regime? [April 13] 1. Hisham Melhem Syria between Two Transitions Middle East Report, No. 203, Lebanon and Syria: The Geopolitics of Change. (Spring, 1997), pp. 2-7. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0899-2851%28199721%290%3A203%3C2%3ASBTT%3E2.0.CO%3B2-C 2. Deeb, Marius. Syria’s Terrorist War on Lebanon and the Peace Process. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2003. (pp. 1-4, 183-222) 3. Eyal Zisser* Syria and the War in Iraq Middle East Review of International Affairs Volume 7, No. 2 - June 2003 Full PDF Document, 13 pages, 66 kb V. Student research projects Weeks 13 and 14: Presentation of research findings [April 20 &27]