Title: Islam and Democracy in the Middle East 790:367:01 (685:357:01)
Instructor: Dalia F Fahmy
Instructor’s e-mail: daliaf@rci.rutgers.edu
Days, times, location: MTh 10:55-12:15 HSB Hall, 201
Office hours: Hickman Hall 305: Monday, 12:30-2:30

Synopsis: The goal of this course is to provide students with an improved conceptual and theoretical understanding of the study of Islam and democracy.   There will be a great emphasis on the conceptual origins as well as how they are applied/utilized/manipulated by different groups, movements, and/or states. We will also examine several leading theoretical approaches to questions such as those posed above and draw upon a range of past and present examples, events and case studies in order to evaluate the claims and explanatory power of various theories.