GOVT 3927

GOVT 3927

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Since the establishment of the State of Israel and the First Arab-Israeli War in 1948, Israeli-Lebanese relations have known periods of stability and conflict. The course will explain the changing relationship between the two states focusing on their particular characteristics. More specifically, we will examine the process of state formation, pattern of inter-sectoral relations, and civil-security relations in Lebanon and Israel; compare the two states according to these criteria; and then explore the impact of these factors on the two states' changing relationship. The course will include four parts. First, we will discuss the process of state formation, inter-sectoral relations, and civil-security relationship in the Middle East. Second, we will focus on each of the two states—Lebanon and Israel—and identify their particular characteristics. Third, we will compare Israel and Lebanon according to these criteria, but also attempt to situate the two cases in a broad, theoretical and comparative perspective. Fourth, we will examine the major developments in Israeli-Lebanese relations. In addition to promoting a better understanding of Lebanon, Israel, and their relations, the course will provide tools for studying other patterns of Israeli-Arab (and non-Arab) relations.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 3927

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16232GOVT 3927  LEC 001

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