DHP P268: Islam and Politics: Religion and Power in World Affairs
Islamic ideas and actors play an important part in global politics today. Their impact on political change, international security, and economic and social trends has shaped international relations in recent years. This course will trace the historical evolution of political Islam from both an international relations and a comparative politics perspective. A particular focus will be on the diversity of political Islam and on the religious factor in the "Arab Spring." The course will also look at the role of other religions in contemporary politics.