Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

IS 334X - Politics of Central Asia


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

By exploring the politics and societies of this important, but little understood, region, we will seek to develop a nuanced understanding of how international dynamics continue to shape the states of this region and also how forces emanating from within Central Asia impact the international system. Additionally, in this course students will analytically explore a variety of political and societal phenomena present in the region and beyond. Amongst the phenomena we will examine include: the politics of oil and gas pipelines, state-building and nationalism, secession and civil war, Islamism, democratization and authoritarian state consolidation. Civilizations and Cultures (X)