Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 9
This module examines the causes and evolution of democracy and authoritarianism in North Africa in the post-colonial period. It aims to describe the structural and inter-subjective features of democratic and authoritarian change, and to locate them in vis-Ë-vis the evolution of regional politics and of the international system. It describes the specificities and dilemmas of authoritarian and democratic governance in each polity with a particular focus on the developments of the last decade (post-2001). It examines in details the relationship between the state and civil society - considering particularly the role of Islamism - within the larger context of processes of political and economic liberalisation as well as regional (north-south) integration.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006
Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester.
Scheduled learning hours: 20
Guided independent study hours: 280
As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 45%, Coursework = 55%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 45%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr F Volpi
Module teaching staff: Dr F Volpi