Course code EDS376

EDS376 Religion, Politics and Islam

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Course responsible: Stig Jarle Hansen
ECTS credits: 10
Department: Department of International Environment and Development Studies
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
-
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Even years
First time: 2012V
Preferential right:
M-IR
Course contents:
It will be given 10*2 lectures, and additional seminars.
Learning outcome:
Objective of course 1) The students will gain a good understanding of the main theories used to explain religion and political islam 2)The students will gain knowledge on the most important religiously based islamic political organisations
Learning activities:
Lectures, class discussions
Teaching support:
Lectures, fronter, supervision
Syllabus:

Syllabus will vary from lecture to lecture (see belov), a compendum will be made

 

1) Theoretical views on religion, and the secularization thesis

Readings

Peter L. Berger, The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (Garden City:

Doubleday, 1967- New York: Anchor Press, 1990), 87.

Hansen, mesøy and Kardas (2010): The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntingdon's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to Virtual Ummah (hurst: Colombia university press), introduction

Thomas, S. M., 2010. Forthcoming. Survey of religion and international relations: the world ahead. Foreign Affairs, 89 (6).

Thomas, S. M., 2005. The Global Resurgence of Religion and the Transformation of International Relations. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Oliver Roy (2010) holy ignorance (Hurst:London)

 

2) What is political Islam

Oliver Roy, Globalised Islam: The Search For a New Ummah, (London: C. Hurst. Co. Ltd, 2004).

Hansen, mesøy and Kardas (2010): The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntingdon's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to Virtual Ummah-#8221- (hurst: Colombia university press), introduction

Esposito, John, L. and Voll, John Obert, Islam and Democracy, New

York: Oxford University Press, 1996

Esposito, John, L. and Voll, John Obert, Makers of Contemporary

Islam, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2001

Bernard Lewis The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (2003)

Thomas Hegghammer (2009) 'Jihadi Salafis or Revolutionaries: On Religion and Politics in the Study of Islamist Militancy', in R Meijer (ed), Global Salafism: Islam's New Religious Movement, (London/New York: Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2009), pp. 244-266.

 

3) The Muslim Broterhood, early political Islam, and the Iranian revolution

Hansen, mesøy and Kardas (2010): The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntingdon's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to Virtual Ummah (Hurst: Colombia university press), regional introduction, middle east

Hansen - Mesøy (2009): The Muslim brotherhood at the wider horn of Africa, NIBR Report 2009:33.http://www.nibr.no/uploads/publications/06d76b6e0d14594c9a753c487ed50e51.pdf

Leiken. Robert S. Steven Brooke (2007), The Moderate Muslim

Brotherhood. Foreign Affairs. March/April 2007

Vidino, Lorenso (2005), The Muslim Brotherhood-#8217-s conquest of

Europe, Middle East Quarterly 12 (1)

Zollner, Barbara H.E., The Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan al- Hudaibi and Ideology, Rutledge Oxon, 2009,2-3

Mitchell P. Richard, The Society of the Muslim Brothers (London-

Oxford University Press, 1969)

 

 

 

4) Iran, Hizbollah, Hamas, Taliban and Shebab

Hansen, mesøy and Kardas (2010): The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntingdon's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to Virtual Ummah- (hurst: Colombia university press), Libanon and Palestine chapters

Jeroen Gunning (2008) Hamas in Politics: Democracy, Religion, Violence, Colombia University Press

Saul Mishal and Avraham Selah (2000) The Palestinian Hamas new York, Colombia university press.

Hansen, mesøy and Kardas (2010): The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntingdon's Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to Virtual Ummah (hurst: Colombia university press),Afghanistan and Somalia chapters

Antonio Giustozzi (2010):Decoding the new Taliban, insights from the Afghanistan field (Hurst/CUP)

 

5) Al Qaeda and affiliates

Giles Kepell, Jean- Pierre Mielli Al Qaeda in Its Own Words (2009), Harward university press

 

Bruce Hoffman, Osama bin Laden Still Matters Foreign Affairs May/june 2008

Mark Sageman (2008):Leaderless jihad Penysvania University Press

 

Books include the following:

Ways of War and Peace: Realism, Liberalism, and Socialism by Michael W. Doyle

Baylis, John, and Smith, Steve. (eds) The Globalization of World Politics: An

Introduction to International Relations. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Williams, Michael C. The Realist Tradition and the Limits of International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

A.G. Frank, 'The Development of Underdevelopment,' and 'Economic Dependence, Class Structure, and Underdevelopment Policy,' both in Cockcroft, Frank, and Johnson (ed.), Dependence and Underdevelopment, 1972, pp. 3-45 (on electronic reserve)-

Joel S. Migdal, 'Studying the State,' in Lichbach and Zuckerman (eds.), Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure

Prerequisites:
EDS374
Recommended prerequisites:
EDS203
Mandatory activity:
2/3 attendance
Assessment:
Termpaper(15p) counts 40%, and final written exam, 2 hours, counts 60% of final grade
Nominal workload:
252 hours of individual work and writing of term paper
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
Nominal workload 48 hours of lectures and seminars. In addition the students do extensive reading and individual studies, and write a term paper wich will amount to 252 hours. The total student working hours will be around 300 hours.
Note:
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Examiner:
External examiner will evaluate term papers
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått

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