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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Instability and Institutional Failure

4 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
1b. The Arab Exception: Critical Reason and Responsibility8m
1c. Relativism and Reality: The Price of Inadaption12m
1d. Physical Elections and Necessary Comparisons7m
1 reading
Readings for module 11h
4 practice exercises
Broken Societies and an Aborted Awakening16m
The Arab Exception: Critical Reason and Responsibility16m
Relativism and Reality: The Price of Inadaption16m
Physical Elections and Necessary Comparisons16m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Governance

4 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
2b. The Authoritarian Social Contract and the Absence of Politics12m
2c. Now is the Winter of Our Discontent9m
2d. The Absence of Politics: Fear, Stability, Institutional Decay, and Polarising Elections11m
1 reading
Readings for module 21h
4 practice exercises
Missing the Boat to the 'Third Wave' of Democratisation16m
The Authoritarian Social Contract and the Absence of Politics16m
Now is the Winter of Our Discontent16m
The Absence of Politics: Fear, Stability, Institutional Decay, and Polarising Elections16m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Institutions

4 videos (Total 43 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
3b. The Miracle of Politics: Accountability and Effectiveness9m
3c. Contestation of Models: Is 'Good Governance' a Western or an Islamic Idea?10m
3d. Contingency, Trajectories and Performance Standards12m
1 reading
Readings for module 310m
4 practice exercises
The Necessity of Politics: Power and Authority16m
The Miracle of Politics: Accountability and Effectiveness16m
Contestation of Models: Is 'Good Governance' a Western or an Islamic Idea?16m
Contingency, Trajectories and Performance Standards16m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Economics: Bread, Dignity and Freedom

4 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
4b. Labour Market: Insiders and Outsiders8m
4c. Law, Institutions and Economic Performance10m
4d. Trade, Productivity and Rent Seeking: Living on Borrowed Time14m
1 reading
Readings for module 41h
4 practice exercises
Material Base of Discontent16m
Labor Market: Insiders and Outsiders16m
Law, Institutions and Economic Performance12m
Trade, Productivity and Rent Seeking: Living on Borrowed Time16m
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Top reviews from After the Arab Spring – Democratic Aspirations and State Failure

By LKOct 13th 2018

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.

By BESep 4th 2017

That is the second class I am taking with Professor Afsah and would love to take more. The class is interesting, engaging and relevant. Highly recommended!

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Dr. Ebrahim Afsah

Associate Professor
Faculty of Law

About University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Denmark - founded in 1479, and with over 38,000 students and more than 9,000 employees. The purpose of the University is to conduct research and provide education to the highest academic level. Based in Denmark's capital city it is one of the top research institutions in Europe. ...

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