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Отзывы учащихся о курсе After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure от партнера Копенгагенский университет

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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 апр. 2020 г.

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 окт. 2018 г.

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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автор: C.Winkel

29 сент. 2018 г.

Very interesting and enlightening course. The instructor is excellent and very well informed and engaging.

автор: Elizabeth B

20 сент. 2017 г.

Excellent and very informative course, makes you think critically about the situation in the Middle East.

автор: Zeeshan I C

29 июля 2017 г.

quite unique in features and highly informative to those who have an interest in this part of the world.

автор: Khalaf M I

25 мая 2020 г.

one of the best ever courses I have done so far. deep knowledge especially for Middle East students.

автор: Samah A J

20 авг. 2020 г.

Deep and productive course. Although the language is difficult, the information deserves the time.

автор: Wendy M

22 сент. 2017 г.

Superb course that gave me lots to think about. Very grateful to the Professor and all concerned.

автор: Joanna S

21 авг. 2017 г.

Very interesting and follows on nicely from Constitutional Struggles in the Muslim World.

автор: Elina V

3 мая 2022 г.

U​tterly inspiring and insightful course that helps you to understand a complex issue.

автор: Bruno V E

4 авг. 2020 г.

A complete course, that made me want to study the middle east conflicts in my masters!

автор: Ilaria C

20 дек. 2017 г.

I've liked this course because it has been displayed in a very scientific way. Thanks!

автор: Kalanyoo A

28 авг. 2021 г.

this is great, this course extended my background in Arab Studies from my BA (Arabic)

автор: Radha M P

23 мая 2020 г.

This course gives valuable insights into complex problems in society. I enjoyed it.

автор: Manuel F G

8 дек. 2017 г.

Excellent course, full of information,

Academic reflections and useful bibliography.

автор: Manole M

27 апр. 2020 г.

knowledgeable, comprehensive, gave me a new perspective on the matter discussed.

автор: Andrés R

7 авг. 2020 г.

It is a great course, which answers many questions about the Arab Middle East.

автор: allexandraach

22 июня 2020 г.

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

автор: Ingmar S

11 нояб. 2018 г.

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

автор: Ozge T

26 дек. 2020 г.

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

автор: Richard M

7 авг. 2017 г.

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

автор: Jan S

27 нояб. 2017 г.

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

автор: Aline A A G

7 авг. 2020 г.

Nice course and great information. I really liked this course

автор: Bernadette L

27 янв. 2018 г.

Outstanding lesson with profound knowledge of the lecturer.

автор: María N T

30 авг. 2021 г.

Very accurate, interesting and stimulating. thank you.

автор: Najmussaman P

1 сент. 2020 г.


автор: Bryan A

10 сент. 2021 г.

Amazing, and a Wonderful teacher, thanks for all