Building on the introductory courses on Comparative Area Studies, this course will focus on CAS' concrete implementation in empirical, comparative studies. After a brief overview on current CAS-related research in the study of Middle East politics, the course will examine and discuss the promises and potential problems of this strategy in view of two important examples, both stemming from the comparative politics of the Arab Uprisings.
About the lecturer
Dr André Bank is senior research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies.
Please note that other external participants than the one mentioned in the target group above are asked to pay a small course fee. For inquiries please contact the GIGA DP Student Assistant